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ERIC Number: EJ878053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Photovoice: A Community-Based Socioscientific Pedagogical Tool
Cook, Kristin; Buck, Gayle
Science Scope, v33 n7 p35-39 Mar 2010
Situating instruction in a local context, socioscientific issues (SSIs) offers students an opportunity to become active participants in the community and has the potential to encourage them to authentically and critically participate and engage in understanding, caring for, and transforming the world to which they belong. Photovoice is one way teachers can empower students and reach these goals. This article describes how this active, project-based, constructivist SSI teaching method was incorporated into one middle school science classroom. (Contains 2 figures and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A