Exploring Emotions, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Science Education Research

  • Alberto Bellocchi
  • Cassie Quigley
  • Kathrin Otrel-Cass

Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alberto Bellocchi, Cassie F. Quigley, Kathrin Otrel-Cass
    Pages 1-6
  3. Aesthetics in Science Education

  4. Emotion and Affect in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Stephen M. Ritchie, Jennifer Beers Newlands
      Pages 107-119
    3. Liv Kondrup Kristensen, Kathrin Otrel-Cass
      Pages 165-185
    4. Morten Rask Petersen, Niels Bonderup Dohn
      Pages 187-202
  5. Wellness and Wellbeing in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Kenneth Tobin, Konstantinos Alexakos, Anna Malyukova, Al-Karim H. Gangji
      Pages 221-247
    3. Cassie F. Quigley, Renée Lyons
      Pages 249-267
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book


This book addresses new research directions focusing on the emotional and aesthetic nature of teaching and learning science informing more general insights about wellbeing.  It considers methodological traditions including those informed by philosophy, sociology, psychology and education and how they contribute to our understanding of science education. In this collection, the authors provide accounts of the underlying ontological, epistemological, methodological perspectives and theoretical assumptions that inform their work and that of others. Each chapter provides a perspective on the study of emotion, aesthetics or wellbeing, using empirical examples or a discussion of existing literature to unpack the theoretical and philosophical traditions inherent in those works. This volume offers a diverse range of approaches for anyone interested in researching emotions, aesthetics, or wellbeing. It is ideal for research students who are confronted with a cosmos of research perspectives, but also for established researchers in various disciplines with an interest in researching emotions, affect, aesthetics, or wellbeing.


Aesthetics in science education Affect in science education Emotion in science education Expressive aspects of learning Expressive aspects of teaching Science and the arts Scientific humor Well-being in schools Well-being in science education

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Bellocchi
    • 1
  • Cassie Quigley
    • 2
  • Kathrin Otrel-Cass
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Teaching and Learning College of EducationClemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Learning and PhilosophyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43351-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43353-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7237
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