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Stories of Hope

  • Ralph LevinsonEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 17)

Abstract

This is a narrative account, reflected from the author’s perspective, of three teachers’ resistance to the formulation of metrication and fabrication arising from the influence of STEM in science education. It focuses on the ways transformative science teaching challenges this obstacle viewed through the lens of Critical Realism and how social justice is meshed into science pedagogy.

Keywords

Pedagogy Transformative STEM education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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