Beyond Cartesian Dualism

Encountering Affect in the Teaching and Learning of Science

  • William W. Cobern
  • Ken Tobin
  • Henry Brown-Acquay
  • Mariona Espinet
  • Gurol Irzik
  • Olugbemiro Jegede
  • Lilia Reyes Herrera
  • Marrisa Rollnick
  • Svein Sjøberg
  • Hsiao-lin Tuan
  • Steve Alsop

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Science Education and Affect

  3. Students’ Attitudes, Hopes, and Dispositions

  4. Teaching, Learning, and Affect

  5. Pedagogical Interventions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-199

About this book

Introduction

There is surprisingly little known about affect in science education. Despite periodic forays into monitoring students’ attitudes-toward-science, the effect of affect is too often overlooked. Beyond Cartesian Dualism gathers together contemporary theorizing in this axiomatic area. In fourteen chapters, senior scholars of international standing use their knowledge of the literature and empirical data to model the relationship between cognition and affect in science education. Their revealing discussions are grounded in a broad range of educational contexts including school classrooms, universities, science centres, travelling exhibits and refugee camps, and explore an array of far reaching questions. What is known about science teachers’ and students’ emotions? How do emotions mediate and moderate instruction? How might science education promote psychological

resilience? How might educators engage affect as a way of challenging existing inequalities and practices?

This book will be an invaluable resource for anybody interested in science education research and more generally in research on teaching, learning and affect. It offers educators and researchers a challenge, to recognize the mutually constitutive nature of cognition and affect.

Keywords

Emotion Motivation intervention learning teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Cobern
    • 1
  • Ken Tobin
    • 2
  • Henry Brown-Acquay
    • 3
  • Mariona Espinet
    • 4
  • Gurol Irzik
    • 5
  • Olugbemiro Jegede
    • 6
  • Lilia Reyes Herrera
    • 7
  • Marrisa Rollnick
    • 8
  • Svein Sjøberg
    • 9
  • Hsiao-lin Tuan
    • 10
  • Steve Alsop
    • 11
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.City University of New YorkUSA
  3. 3.University College of Education of WinnebaGhana
  4. 4.Universitat Autonoma de BarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Bogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  6. 6.The Open UniversityHong Kong
  7. 7.Universidad Autónoma de ColombiaBogotaColombia
  8. 8.College of ScienceJohannesburgSouth Africa
  9. 9.University of OsloNorway
  10. 10.National Changhua University of EducationTaiwan
  11. 11.York UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3808-9
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3807-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3808-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5987
  • About this book