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de Freitas, Elizabeth; Palmer, Anna – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
The aim of this article is to investigate how new materialist philosophies of matter can help us study the emergence of scientific thought in young children's activities. We draw extensively on the work of Gilles Deleuze to help us understand scientific concepts as concrete universals. In particular, we show how the concept of force is re-animated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Concept Formation
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Candela, Antonia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This is an ethnographic study of the trajectories and itineraries of undergraduate physics students at a Mexican university. In this work learning is understood as being able to move oneself and, other things (cultural tools), through the space-time networks of a discipline (Nespor in Knowledge in motion: space, time and curriculum in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Ethnography, Physics, Motion
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Long, David E. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened in May of 2007. During the opening day, a loosely affiliated group of scientists joined in a Rally for Reason as they termed it to protest the museum's potential effect on science in the United States. This paper discusses ethnographic data collected before and during the rally. Scientist narratives…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Educational Policy, Scientific Principles, Ethnography