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Cultural Studies of Science Education

Science and Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies and Environments

STEPWISE

Editors: Bencze, John Lawrence (Ed.)

  • Provides a detailed theoretical description of the development and nature of the STEPWISE curriculum and instructional framework
  • ​Discusses how students are encouraged and enabled to self-direct primary research by using the STEPWISE framework
  • Includes contexts in which the framework has been used as a basis for instruction in elementary, secondary, tertiary educational contexts and in informal educational situations
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About this book

This edited volume provides theoretical and practical resources relating to the ‘STEPWISE’ curricular and instructional framework. ‘STEPWISE’ is the acronym for Science & Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies & Environments. It is a framework for organizing teaching and learning domains in ways that prioritize personal and social actions to address ‘critical socioscientific issues’ — that is, controversial decisions by powerful individuals/groups about science and technology (and related fields) that may adversely affect individuals, societies and/or environments. The book contains chapters written by and/or with teachers who have used STEPWISE to guide their instructional practices, as well as chapters written by education scholars who have used a range of theoretical lenses to analyze and evaluate STEPWISE — and, in several cases, described ways in which it relates to (or could relate to) their practices and/or ways in which the framework might logically be amended. Overall, this book offers educators, policy makers and others with resources useful for arranging science and technology education in ways that may assist societies in addressing significant potential personal, social and/or environmental problems — such as dramatic climate change, preventable human diseases, species losses, and social injustices — associated with fields of science and technology.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Foreword: The Significance of STEPWISE for Fostering Life-Long Sociopolitical Activism

    Hodson, Derek

    Pages 3-18

  • STEPWISE: A Framework Prioritizing Altruistic Actions to Address Socioscientific Issues

    Bencze, Larry

    Pages 19-45

  • School Science Ruling Relations and Resistance to Activism in Early Secondary School Science

    Hoeg, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • Activating Students’ Conceptions and Positions on STSE Issues in Preparation for Socio-political Activism

    Patel, Varsha

    Pages 67-82

  • Both Sides Now: Exploring the Art of Persuasion to Enhance Actions Within a STEPWISE Framework

    Grundy, Angeliki

    Pages 83-91

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55505-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: July 21, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55503-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies and Environments
Book Subtitle
STEPWISE
Editors
  • John Lawrence Bencze
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55505-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55505-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55503-4
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 689
Number of Illustrations and Tables
145 b/w illustrations
Topics