Cultural Studies of Science Education

Re/Structuring Science Education

ReUniting Sociological and Psychological Perspectives

Editors: Roth, Wolff-Michael (Ed.)

  • Brings together the social, sociological, sociocultural, and cultural-historical approaches to science education
  • Deals with the different forms of mediation of learning that arises from the sociality of human beings and the structures of society
  • Only volume integrating psychological and sociological perspectives on science education
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Since its beginnings, science education has been under the influence of psychological theories of knowing and learning, while in more recent years, social constructivist and sociological frameworks have also begun to emerge. With little work being done on showing how the perspectives of these separate approaches might be integrated, this work aims to plug the gap. The book helps lay the groundwork for reuniting sociological and psychological perspectives on the knowing, learning, and teaching of science. Featuring a range of integrative efforts beginning with simple conversation, the chapters here include not only articles but also commentaries that engage with other papers, as well as a useful running narrative that, from the introduction to the epilogue, contextualizes the book and its sections. Specific attention is given to cultural-historical activity theory, which already offers an integration of psychological and cultural-historical (sociological) perspectives on collectively motivated human activities. A number of chapters, as well as the contextualizing narrative, explicitly use this theory as a framework for rethinking science education to achieve the reunification that is the goal of this work.

All the contributors to this volume have produced texts that contribute to the effort of overcoming the extant divide between sociological and psychological approaches to science education research and practice. From very different positions—gender, culture, race—they provide valuable insights to reuniting approaches in both theory and method in the field. As an ensemble, the contributions constitute a rich menu of ideas from which new forms of science education can emerge.

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“Re/Structuring Science Education is a book based on an interactive assembly, the 2008 Springer Forum, which was held in New York … . Some of the approaches to research on science education discussed, for example in relation to gender issues and to teaching science in ‘urban classrooms’, are quite innovative and well worth consideration. Those researchers who are particularly interested in the comparison of theoretical perspectives, research paradigms and approaches will also find much on such matters here.” (Neil Mercer, Studies in Science Education, February, 2014)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • ReUniting Sociological and Psychological Perspectives in/for Science Education An Introduction

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 1-12

  • Tuning in to Others’ Voices: Beyond the Hegemony of Mono-logical Narratives

    Tobin, Kenneth

    Pages 13-29

  • Activity, Discourse, & Meaning Some Directions for Science Education

    Kelly, Gregory J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Been There, Done That, or Have We?

    Lee, Yew-Jin

    Pages 53-57

  • History, Culture, Emergence Informing Learning Designs

    DeGennaro, Donna

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re/Structuring Science Education
Book Subtitle
ReUniting Sociological and Psychological Perspectives
Editors
  • Wolff-Michael Roth
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3996-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3996-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3995-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3163-9
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 381
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