Science, Environment and Health Education: Towards a Reconceptualisation of Their Mutual Interdependences
This chapter looks at the argument for a reconceptualisation of the mutual interdependence which would result in a novel and empowering science/environment/health curriculum and an associated pedagogy. Whereas science education is widely regarded as a core subject in the curriculum, health and environmental education are more likely to be seen as cross-cutting themes if they appear anywhere. The general sense of dissatisfaction with the existing science curriculum in many countries provides an opportunity to consider a radical reform based on educational soundness and relevancy rather than political expediency.
KeywordsScience Education Health Literacy Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Environmental Education Science Curriculum
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