ERIC Number: EJ942311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Science Curriculum Reform as a Socioculturally Anchored Practice
Garcia G., Carlos M.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n3 p663-670 Sep 2011
In this essay I elaborate on three ideas that emerged from reading the work of Sylvie Barma. These points are in response to curriculum reform and the use of activity theory: (a) curriculum reform as a public policy; (b) a reflection about the process followed by teacher implementation of that reform in a biology classroom; and (c) the sense of experience as an objective anchored in activity theory. This commentary deals with several entanglements of science teaching and learning where I am also able to address some of my own queries in the use of activity theory in research.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Biology, Educational Change, Public Policy, Science Curriculum, Instructional Design, Sociocultural Patterns, Science Instruction, Educational Research
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A