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ERIC Number: EJ1154788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Building "Science Capital" in the Classroom
Nomikou, Effrosyni; Archer, Louise; King, Heather
School Science Review, v98 n265 p118-124 Jun 2017
In this article we share insights from our ongoing research on the concept of "science capital"--a term that refers to an individual's science-related resources and dispositions. We have been working in collaboration with secondary teachers in England to explore the applications of the concept in science teaching practice. Underpinned by a social justice agenda, our aim is to meaningfully engage students from diverse backgrounds with science. We present our developing work as an orientation point for science capital informed approaches in the classroom, which include eliciting, valuing and linking students' own experiences and interests, embedding science capital dimensions, and reflecting on the "field" of the science classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A