ERIC Number: EJ942307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
The Body Bites Back!
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n3 p611-623 Sep 2011
How should we think about the body in science education? What ought it mean to be alive and live within epistemologies and pedagogies? What does it mean to be human in science education? In response to Auli Arvola Orlander and Per-Olof Wickram's article, this essay explores some of the possibilities and questions that the body evokes in science education research and practice. Drawing on selected theorizing in science education, environmental education and science and technology studies, the author suggests that we should strive to be more in tune with the seemingly mundane corporeal aspects of our performances and representations. This shift in attention has the potential to open up research, policy and practice agendas associated with relationships between pedagogies and embodied and disembodied knowledge and knowing. Such agendas might start by considering situated and embodied emotions in science education.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Human Body, Teaching Methods, Emotional Response, Journal Articles, Attention, Science Instruction, Research
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