Towards a chronotopic notion of "place" in place-based education in science : towards socio-cultural and cultural-historical perspectives

M.W. Eijck, van, W.-M. Roth

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    Abstract

    The notion of place, as in place-based education, has received considerable attention in educational theorizing because of its potential to link students, their lifeworlds, and their experiences in particular settings to formal education. However, in current debates of place-based education, the notion of place is emerging as problematic. The purpose of this study is to contribute to a rethinking of place in a form that is appropriate for describing and theorizing its occurrence in a world we share with others. We understand place as the result of a dialectical and dialogical relation of the material world and its chronotopic (time-space) nature in the various conversations (discourses) in which it is constituted as this place; that is, we view place as a lived entity that results from a dialogical transaction between a community and its material environment at a particular moment in cultural-historical time and which hence shapes and is shaped by the identity of the people. We exemplify our rethinking with a case of an environmental education project in which place unfolds as a chronotope from a dialogue between scientific and indigenous voices. The implications of this rethinking of place for place-based education are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNARST Annual International Conference 2009 "Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education" April 17-21 2009 Garden Grove CA
    EditorsCharlene M. Czermak, Richard A. Duschl, William C. Kyle, Toni Sondergeld
    Place of PublicationGarden Grove, CA
    PublisherNARST
    Pages1-12
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 NARST Annual International Conference, April 17-21, 2009, Garden Grove, CA, USA - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA, United States
    Duration: 17 Apr 200921 Apr 2009
    https://www.narst.org/annualconference/2009conference.cfm

    Conference

    Conference2009 NARST Annual International Conference, April 17-21, 2009, Garden Grove, CA, USA
    CountryUnited States
    CityGarden Grove, CA
    Period17/04/0921/04/09
    Other"Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education"
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