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Portrayals of science and scientists, and "science for citizenship"

Schibeci, R. and Lee, L. (2003) Portrayals of science and scientists, and "science for citizenship". Research in Science & Technological Education, 21 (2). pp. 177-192.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0263514032000127220
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Abstract

There are increasing calls in the science education community for "science for citizenship" as an important goal for the school science curriculum of the 21st century. The potential influence of portrayals of science and scientists in popular culture on the achievement of this goal is explored in this paper through a review of the literature. We develop a framework of important questions citizens ask in considering personal and social decision making in relation to science and technology issues, and how portrayals of science and scientists might contribute to this decision making process.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright: Taylor and Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2827
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