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Humanizing science education, wellness and a more just world

Abstract

This manuscript urges us, individually and as a collective, to revive the soul of science education, making it a transformative, empowering, socially just and humanizing experience for Black and Brown children, especially those living in economically disadvantaged circumstances. A humanizing science education values and respects students, facilitates meaningful and relevant science learning for their pursuit of personal wellness, and assists them in addressing systemic injustices faced within their lifeworlds.

نبذة مختصرة

تحثنا هذه المقالة، بشكل فردي وجماعي، على إحياء روح تعليم المواد العلمية، مما يجعلها تجربة تحويلية

وتمكينية وعادلة اجتماعيا وإنسانية للأطفال الملونين والسود، وخاصة أولئك الذين يعيشون في ظروف اقتصادية صعبة. إن تعليم العلوم بطريقة إنسانية يقدر ويحترم الطلاب، ويسهل عليهم تعلم العلوم الهادف والمهم لسعيهم إلى العافية الشخصية، ويساعدهم في معالجة المظالم المنهجية التي يواجهونها في ظروفهم المعيشية

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I am grateful for Romaytha Abdullah's assistance with the literature review and for reviewing early drafts of this paper.

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Elmesky, R. Humanizing science education, wellness and a more just world. Cult Stud of Sci Educ 16, 857–866 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-021-10077-1

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Keywords

  • Humanizing science education
  • Social justice
  • Radical listening
  • Lived experiences

كلمات أساسية

  • الظروف المعيشية
  • الاستماع الراديكالي
  • العدالة الاجتماعية
  • كلمات أساسية: التعليم الإنساني للمواد العلمية