Beyond Cartesian Dualism

Encountering Affect in the Teaching and Learning of Science

ISBN: 978-1-4020-3807-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-3808-2 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Introduction: Science Education and Affect

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      Pages 3-16

      Bridging the Cartesian Divide: Science Education and Affect

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      Pages 17-25

      The Importance of Affect in Science Education

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      Pages 27-36

      Incalculable Precision: Psychoanalysis and the Measure of Emotion

  2. Students’ Attitudes, Hopes, and Dispositions

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      Pages 41-52

      Attitudes Toward Science: A Review of the Field

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      Pages 53-68

      Empowered for Action? How Do Young People Relate to Environmental Challenges?

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      Pages 69-78

      The Shifting Roles of Acceptance and Dispositions in Understanding Biological Evolution

  3. Teaching, Learning, and Affect

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      Pages 83-97

      Student Learning in Science Classrooms: What Role Does Motivation Play?

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      Pages 99-109

      Practical Work and the Affective Domain: What Do We Know, What Should We Ask, and What is Worth Exploring Further?

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      Pages 111-122

      Museums, Affect, and Cognition: The View from Another Window

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      Pages 123-132

      Emotions and Science Teaching: Present Research and Future Agendas

  4. Pedagogical Interventions

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      Pages 137-148

      Active Science for Child Refugees

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      Pages 149-159

      Orchestrating the Confluence: A Discussion of Science, Passion, and Poetry

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      Pages 161-172

      From Despair to Success: A Case Study of Support and Transformation in an Elementary Science Practicum

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      Pages 173-186

      Emotional Development, Science and Co-Education