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ERIC Number: EJ1154885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Bella's Beetle: Approaching Bioscience Practice from Its Silent Kinaesthetic and Affective Side
Hay, David
School Science Review, v98 n365 p99-107 Jun 2017
This article critically explores the epistemic "practices" of bioscience, using creative writing and analyses of science studies to implicate the non-linguistic side of science where a "feeling for the organism" matters more, perhaps, than theoretical precision. It offers new critique of curricula in science which are so thoroughly immured with theory, "talk" and discourse that the matter of the "scientific object" tends to be forgotten. This article models pedagogy that restores the silent kinaesthetic and affective body using the epistemic insight of the "Mangle of Practice" woven into a narrative of "Bella" and "her" beetle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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