Science and Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies and Environments


  • Larry Bencze

Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Preamble

  3. Documentaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-48
    2. Larry Bencze, Mirjan Krstovic
      Pages 227-276
    3. Christina Phillips-MacNeil, Mirjan Krstovic, Larry Bencze
      Pages 295-314
    4. Darren Hoeg, Alexander DiGiacomo, Sarah El Halwany, Mirjan Kirstovic, Christina Phillips-MacNeil, Minja Milanovic et al.
      Pages 359-380
    5. Sarah El Halwany, Majd Zouda, Chantal Pouliot, Larry Bencze
      Pages 405-427
  4. Commentaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-448
    2. Ralph Levinson, The PARRISE Consortium
      Pages 477-502
    3. Laurence Simonneaux, Jean Simonneaux
      Pages 565-587
  5. Afterword

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 657-658
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 679-689

About this book


This edited volume provides theoretical and practical resources relating to the ‘STEPWISE’ curricular and instructional framework. ‘STEPWISE’ is the acronym for Science & Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies & Environments. It is a framework for organizing teaching and learning domains in ways that prioritize personal and social actions to address ‘critical socioscientific issues’ — that is, controversial decisions by powerful individuals/groups about science and technology (and related fields) that may adversely affect individuals, societies and/or environments. The book contains chapters written by and/or with teachers who have used STEPWISE to guide their instructional practices, as well as chapters written by education scholars who have used a range of theoretical lenses to analyze and evaluate STEPWISE — and, in several cases, described ways in which it relates to (or could relate to) their practices and/or ways in which the framework might logically be amended. Overall, this book offers educators, policy makers and others with resources useful for arranging science and technology education in ways that may assist societies in addressing significant potential personal, social and/or environmental problems — such as dramatic climate change, preventable human diseases, species losses, and social injustices — associated with fields of science and technology.


After school science Biocapitalism Cultural-historical activity Food justice education SSI STEPWISE STSE School science Science classroom Science clubs Science teacher education Science teaching Scientific literacy Socio-scientific issues Student-led action research Youth activism citizen research citizen actions critical theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry Bencze
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55503-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55505-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7237
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