The utopia of science education

Journal article

Castano, Carolina. (2012). The utopia of science education. Cultural Studies of Science Education. 7(3), pp. 739 - 743.
AuthorsCastano, Carolina

In this forum I expand on the ideas I initially presented in “Extending the purposes of science education: addressing violence within socio-economic disadvantaged communities” by responding to the comments provided by Matthew Weinstein, Francis Broadway and Sheri Leafgren. Focusing on their notion of utopias and superheroes, I ask us to reconsider science as inevitably violent. Utopia is a concept that contributes to articulating our ideals, and serves to give us perspective on how our current reality differs from our goals. I suggest that by recognising alternative views of nature, science and “superheroes” we could see a science that is committed to the lives and struggles of students as well as the lives and struggles of other animals.

JournalCultural Studies of Science Education
Journal citation7 (3), pp. 739 - 743
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84866061573
Page range739 - 743
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationNetherlands
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