Humanistic perspectives in the content of science curricula (Three forms…
Humanistic perspectives in the content of science curricula
Typically found in STS science curricula
Humanistic content in two complementary ways
The internal workings of the scientific enterprise
The scientific enterprise’s external interaction with technology and society
a series of dichotomies that indicate what is generally included and excluded in the phrase “humanistic perspective”
Socializationinto students’ local, national, and global communities that are increasingly shaped by science and technology.
Savvy citizens cognizant of the human and social dimensions of scientific practice and its consequences.
Citizenship preparation for dealing with real life.
Knowledge about science and scientists.
Moral reasoning integrated with values, human concerns, and scientific reasoning.
Seeing the world through the eyes of students and significant adults.
Playing in the culture of science as an outsider.
Socialization into a scientific discipline
Canonical abstract ideas most often decontextualized from everyday life
Preprofessional training for future scientific careers.
Knowledge of canonical science.
Solely scientific reasoning
Seeing the world through the eyes of scientists alone.
Identifying with the culture of science as an insider.
Three forms of any curriculum
Curriculum policy that determines the science curriculum
Evidence of student learning