Addressing the dynamics of science in curricular reform for scientific literacy: Towards authentic science education in the case of genomics.

M.W. Eijck, van

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    Abstract

    Science education reform must anticipate the scientific literacy required by the next generation of citizens. Particularly, this counts for rapidly emerging and evolving scientific disciplines such as genomics. Taking this discipline as a case, such anticipation is becoming increasingly problematic in today’s knowledge societies in which the dynamics of the natural sciences is unprecedented. This raises the question how scientific literacy can be defined in order to appropriate the dynamics of natural sciences such as genomics. Drawing on a contemporary socio-cultural perspective on the dynamics of science, the science education research literature is briefly reviewed in this respect. It is argued that scientific literacy captures the dynamics of science once defined as an emergent feature of collective activity. This requires a form of science education to which the learners’ agency is central. The implications of this thesis will be discussed in regard to the case of embedding genomics in science curricula.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNARST Annual International Conference 2010, "Research into practice : Practice informing reasearch" March 21-24, 2010, Philadelphia, USA.
    Place of PublicationPhiladeplhia
    PublisherNational Association of Research in Science Teaching
    Pages1-20
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 NARST Annual International Conference 2010, March 21-24, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA - Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    Duration: 21 Mar 201024 Mar 2010
    https://www.narst.org/annualconference/2010conference.cfm

    Conference

    Conference2010 NARST Annual International Conference 2010, March 21-24, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    CountryUnited States
    CityPhiladelphia, PA
    Period21/03/1024/03/10
    Other"Research into Practice: Practice Informing Research"
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