Preparing citizens for a complex world : the grand challenge of teaching socio-scientific issues in science education

Fensham, Peter J. (2012) Preparing citizens for a complex world : the grand challenge of teaching socio-scientific issues in science education. In Zeyer, Albert & Kyburz-Graber, Regula (Eds.) Science, Environment, Health : Towards a Renewed Pedagogy for Science Education. Springer, Dordrecht ; New York , pp. 7-29.

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Abstract

The dawn of the twenty-first century encouraged a number of scientific and technological organisations to identify what they saw as ‘Grand Challenges and Opportunities’. Issues of environment and health featured very prominently in these quite short lists, as can be seen from a sample of these challenges in Table 1. Indeed, the first two lists of challenges in Table 1 were identified as for the environment and for health, respectively.

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ID Code: 57969
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Science curriculum, Environmental issues, Health issues, Science application, Science and society
DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3949-1_2
ISBN: 9789048139484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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