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FORUM: Alternative perspectives cultural hybridity and third space science classrooms

Taylor, P.C. (2006) FORUM: Alternative perspectives cultural hybridity and third space science classrooms. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 1 (1). pp. 189-208.

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Peter Charles Taylor is an associate professor of transformative education at Curtin University of Technology. His research focuses on the contextualisation of science and mathematics education with/in postcolonial and emerging societies, especially culture-sensitive ways of harnessing global forces of modernisation. This research as/for professional development of teachers and teacher educators involves excavating personal educational histories and alternative knowledge systems, examining critically the legacy of (neo)colonial educational policies and practices, and envisioning transformative curricular possibilities for creating ‘third space’ classrooms. Of particular interest to him are auto/ethnography, literary genres of narrative, fictive and impressionistic writing, and arts-based standards of critical reflexivity and pedagogical thoughtfulness. He draws on a wide range of theoretical referents, including critical constructivism, reconceptualist curriculum theory, research as reflective/imaginative praxis, the cultural/linguistic nature of science and mathematics, concepts of cultural identity/agency/entitlement, and postcolonial theorising.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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