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Author: Angel Ruiz

emphasis on real contexts was added This was synonymous with “mathematics for life,” something that everyone would agree on. The reformers felt it necessary to design an “image” of the curriculum that would allow its proper “marketing.” Working with real contexts, however, did not obey only to a political

In: International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 2

living in poverty and was labelled a “failing” school in 2011 because its standardised mathematics test scores fell in the bottom 5% of schools across the state. When schools fail by measure of test scores, both academic and public discourse about such failure can generate a view of the professionals who

In: International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 3

are dialogically developed in the interface between their intimate terrain and the practices and discourses to which they are exposed in the present. On this basis, we conceptualize a teacher’s professional identity as “a set of self-understandings related to ways of being, living, and projecting into

In: International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 3

emerging stratification of U.S. high school science, with a lower level offering relevance to daily life and a higher level promising the rigor of college preparation. General science aimed not only to respond to pupils’ natural interests, but also to direct those desires toward proper ends. Regulating the

In: STEM of Desire

and generative living: “generous, in being sensitive to others, and generative in being in love with life and a desire to learn and grow” ( Leafgren, 2009 , p. 243). A Flower Desires to Be Given as a Gift Animals can desire, ants, the heart can, and fingers, and hands, everyone can desire. (child

In: STEM of Desire
Authors: Steve Fifield and Will Letts

inference was that that’s what made me a nontraditional graduate student. I worried that if I wrote I was gay, I would somehow fix others’ sense of who I was, that I would be reduced to a label, to a caricature, for these labels “tend to lock people into fixed prescriptions for living” ( Morris, 1998 , p

In: STEM of Desire

that identifying as an environmental activist has more to do with perceived identity rather than the wish to work towards a more sustainable future for some young people (Collins, 2019; Satchwell, 2013 ), this at least indicates that living a sustainable lifestyle and being politically active with

In: Why Science and Art Creativities Matter

1 Introduction: Global Issues and Global Metabolism With the appearance of Ulrich Beck’s Risk society – published in 1992 – for the first time open recognition was given to the growing sense of insecurity and danger characterising life in high-tech modern societies. A key factor in this analysis

In: Why Science and Art Creativities Matter

of seeking and finding a solution to a problem using either new or existing technology and inventions. 3 STEM Integration If you were to ask the most inspirational teachers you know what their top professional goal is, most would say to motivate all their students to love learning. These teachers

In: Integrating 3D Printing into Teaching and Learning

participants and a formal seminar evaluation underlined the importance of integrating queer perspectives into physics. The students even requested a follow-up seminar to study Barad’s (2012) queer performativity of nature in more detail. This clearly demonstrates how looking into queer knowledge can motivate

In: STEM of Desire