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Morvay, Jenna Kamrass – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2021
In this article, N.K. Jemisin's multiple-Hugo-award-winning trilogy "The Broken Earth" (2015-2017) is read with Sylvia Wynter's genealogy of who counts as human, and Donna Haraway's conception of the "Chthulucene," a spatiotemporal location in which all beings are interconnected with each other. The article argues that…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Social Distance, Education, World Views
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Harper, Jordan; Jenkins, Henry – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Higher education is at a pivotal point of reflection due to the forces of neoliberalism, anti-Blackness, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, higher education has overlooked the university's far future, opting to focus on readily conspicuous change. Along with this disregarded conversation, these crises present higher education faculty,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Neoliberalism
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Andriani, Dinda; Ningsih, Ayu Widya; Shara, Afifa May; Kisno – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2022
Minimum Competence Assessment resembling PISA and Characters Survey replace National Examination in 2021. However, the Indonesian students' score in PISA is still left behind the international average scores. This study aims to find out the extent of the relationship between science informative text and science fiction text skills in secondary…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, High School Students
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El Abed, Mohamed – Physics Teacher, 2021
For the past 20 years, a constant effort has been made by physics teachers and communication specialists to promote the use of characters from comics or science fiction films in physics teaching practice, because of its positive impact on student motivation and attention. This implementation often comes up against the problem of obtaining…
Descriptors: Physics, Cartoons, Science Instruction, Films
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Kusumastuti, Fenty – Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2019
Polysemy has always become a significant issue in interdisciplinary studies, mainly because particular words or phrases tend to have multiple meanings and the way to decide on the intended meanings involves cultural understanding that may be problematic for different groups of people. This paper divides the main research questions into two…
Descriptors: Semantics, Films, Science Fiction, Translation
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Oryasin, Melda – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2021
In this study, children's meeting with the classics through Mavisel Yener's work named "Eternity Library" will be exemplified by discussing intertextual relations. The study is qualitative and descriptive. By using intensive sampling, which is one of the purposeful sampling types, the aforementioned children's book was chosen because it…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Childrens Literature, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Hansen, Kathryn Strong – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2021
Greater emphasis on ethical issues is needed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The fiction for specific purposes (FSP) approach, using optimistic science fiction texts, offers a way to focus on ethical reflection that capitalizes on role models rather than negative examples. This article discusses the benefits…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Ethics, Reflection, STEM Education
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Obelleiro, Gonzalo – Educational Theory, 2020
In two articles, "Might Knowledge Be Insertable?" and "Is Knowledge Insertion Desirable?," John Tillson argues that knowledge insertion is conceivable and desirable for the person who has it inserted. By knowledge insertion, he means the immediate or almost immediate acquisition of knowledge by means other than traditional…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Science Fiction, Films, Intervention
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Kraus, Simon F. – Physics Education, 2020
Throughout the long history of astronomy, scientists have repeatedly written fictional stories, which often lend themselves to use in the classroom thanks to the authors' in-depth knowledge and an appealing storyline. This article uses the novel 'The Black Cloud', written by the well-known astronomer Fred Hoyle, to show which physical-astronomical…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Novels, Science Fiction, Thermodynamics
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Gough, Noel; Adsit-Morris, Chessa – Environmental Education Research, 2020
We address the aims of this Special Issue by exploring, critiquing, and responding constructively to the emergence and potential significance of new materialist thought in environmental education research and the broader theoretical landscape in which such research is situated. We offer some productive possibilities for advancing postparadigmatic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Semiotics, Postmodernism
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Bonacci, Enzo – Online Submission, 2021
This manuscript is meant to support secondary school teachers in their constant effort to find novel ways to engage students. Adolescents seem particularly stimulated by time-travelling scenarios, like the famous "wormhole billiard ball paradox" proposed by J. Polchinski in 1990, which are usually solved through closed time-like curves…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Secondary School Science, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Alghamdi, Amani Khalaf H.; Alotaibi, Wadha Habbab – Science & Education, 2022
This exploratory case study affirmed the merit of using science fiction-inspired story writing to help Saudi Arabian Grade 10 female students learn science. Recognizing that teacher-centered rote learning was not reaching her rural students in the western part of Riyadh Province, the female teacher in this case switched to the constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Fiction, Grade 10, Females
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Friesen, Doug; Simon, Rob – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In this article, we describe how eighth-grade students and teacher candidates used sound and listening to remix and attune themselves (Stewart, 2011) to the dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury (2011). We situate our sound inquiries in relation to critical literacy (Vasquez, Janks, & Comber, 2019; Wargo, 2019) and sound…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Literature Appreciation, Science Fiction
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Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The genre of science fiction has often been hostile to readers who are not white, middle class, heterosexual men. Though the genre has historically ignored Dark Others; however, they are never completely omitted from the story, as they are often characterized as the creature, the alien, or the monster. In this way, the futuristic windows and…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, African Americans, Females, Diversity
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Gearon, Liam – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2018
This article argues that Wells' science fiction and subsequent political engagements are a continuum expressed by an imperative: that human history is held 'between education and catastrophe'. The life and work of a politically unfashionable but still popular writer of science fiction are also a masterclass in establishing the critical importance…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Educational Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Archives
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