ERIC Number: EJ924303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Reference Count: 18
Products and Processes of Agri-Scientific Service-Learning: Adding Harmony to Dopico and Garcia-Vazquez
Boggs, George L.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n2 p337-346 Jun 2011
This forum response adds a conceptualization of harmony to Dopico and Vazquez' investigation of pedagogy that combines citizen science, environmental and cross-cultural research, and service-learning. Placing many appropriate and significant aspects of culturally situated science education in an authentically relational context beyond the classroom, this paper calls attention to insightful contributions and new directions for research, such as the process of inducing or eluding nihilism regarding ecological issues. How can such a question be researched effectively in order to learn about the family of pedagogies emerging in response to the need for more ecologically conscious and relationally authentic teaching across many disciplines? In this paper, I use a Vygotskian framework and an abbreviated case study of agricultural service-learning from my research, drawing attention to the importance of students' culturally-mediated construction of setting as they interact in older and newer ways.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Environmental Education, Science Education, Ecological Factors, Models, Case Studies, Agriculture, Cross Cultural Studies
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