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Specifying a curriculum for biopolitical critical literacy in science teacher education : exploring roles for science fiction

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posted on 2020-12-06, 23:19 authored by Noel GoughNoel Gough
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In this essay I suggest some ways in which science teacher educators in Western neoliberal economies might facilitate learners’ development of a critical literacy concerning the social and cultural changes signified by the concept of biopolitics. I consider how such a biopolitically inflected critical literacy might find expression in a science teacher education curriculum and suggest a number of ways of materializing such a curriculum in specific literatures, media, procedures, and assessment tasks, with particular reference to the contributions of science fiction in popular media.


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Cultural Studies of Science Education






26p. (p. 769-794)


Springer Nature



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