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ERIC Number: EJ1105355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2149-214X
Science Education: Beyond a Liminal Understanding of Knowledge Production and Dissemination
Abegglen, Sandra; Bustillos, Jessie
Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, v2 n1 p13-20 2016
The present paper is a case study based on a first year BA Hons Education Studies module that explores a number of important questions about the relationship between technology, knowledge and society and begins to think about how our ideas about each of these contribute to an understanding of what education means. Following a Foucauldian perspective on discourse, truth and power, we look with our students at science--and science education--to explore the production of knowledge in a context where many initiatives promote scientific literacy for children and young people as an important factor in their educational upbringing. The paper argues that it is important to reflect with students on these forms of knowledge production and dissemination and so to avoid seeing and teaching science purely from a consumerist perspective; rather we embrace and develop the idea of science education as a discourse that shapes our understanding of the world and ourselves.
Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (London)
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