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Ryder, Jim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2002
One consequence of the advancing globalization and technological dependence of society is that people outside professional science are finding that issues of concern to them have a science dimension. I consider how school science education can support engagement with scientific information. I contend that teaching about the epistemology of science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Educational Objectives, Citizenship
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Sosniak, Lauren A.; Perlman, Carole L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990
Maintains that U.S. education should not be studied as a single entity. Interviews 44 students to understand how their learning experiences vary across the subjects of mathematics, science, English, and history. Finds that, although instruction revolves around the textbook, it is used differently in each subject. Discusses these patterns of use,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Research, Grade 10
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Jenkins, E. W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Examines the public's lack of understanding and interest in science. Places much of the blame on the perception of science as a dense yet pristine discipline divorced from everyday concerns. Criticizes the concept of science as independent of social construction and argues for instruction emphasizing relationships between science and society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Instruction
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Gough, Annette Greenall; Robottom, Ian – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1993
Reports on a project with five schools in which students and teachers engaged in participatory research of water resources and water quality. Describes the student-teacher interaction, a computer network linking the project to an international conference on water quality, and the impact on local public opinion about water resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Style, Community Action, Computer Uses in Education