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Chantal Pouliot

(and asserts that the study ignores its concerns). And yet, it could be argued that Louis Duchesne’s input, as a researcher in ecosystems and the environment, would have been just as relevant as that of the Port or City representatives. The third factor that motivates me to participate in these

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Innovation to What End?

Makerspaces as Sites for Science Education

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Michael Tan

bring us the better life, and to take a position that avoids a triumphalism that can be associated with the technocratic perspective. On the other hand, the cynical view needs a thorough disavowal, especially for citizens who find themselves increasingly locked-in to technological forms of control and

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Mind the Gap Between Science, Teaching and Education

Challenges for Enacting Bold and Transformative Visions in Science Education

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Glauco Silva, MarcÍLia Barcellos and Elisabeth Souza

metaphor can indicate the distances between people, including social differences. The pace of life in big urban centers is so frenetic that it shapes the rhythm peoples’ lives such that they stop noticing each other, and, therefore, end up losing a sense of solidarity. In this sense, the contemporary

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When Stability Isn’t the Baseline

Traumatized Children and Science Education

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Marilynne Eichinger

-year-old boy who had been living on the streets for four years to live in our home. Helping him transition so that he could participate in middle-class society with usefully employment in a career he loves, was quite a challenge. Motivating him to want to read and be curious about the greater world was not an

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Jeremy B. Heyman and Christopher Emdin

-oriented stance toward her new life and future. Aissatou does not often discuss her youth, but she recalls feeling abandoned in living without either of her parents for nearly ten of her formative years. Her father had left when she was a baby, and then she had moved away from her mother before her 9th birthday

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Lucy Avraamidou and Phyllis Katz

’ interest in science and developing understandings about scientists’ practices as well as the impact and applications of science to everyday life. The diversity of contexts in this book thus provides a broad look at issues related to homeostasis and novelty in the context of science education. If there is

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Teacher Preparation Embraces Homeostasis and Novelty

Expanding Teacher Candidates’ Learning Ecologies through a Short-Term Study Abroad

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Lara Smetana

). Toward an experimental ecology of human development . American Psychologist , 32 ( 7 ), 513 – 531 . Capra , F. ( 1996 ). The web of life: A new scientific understanding of living systems ( 1st Anchor Books ed .). New York, NY : Anchor Books . Capra , F. ( 2005 ). Complexity and life

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Jeremy B. Heyman and Christopher Emdin

they would experience and understand life in their new country. The Dominican and other Latino/a students tended to live in largely Spanish-speaking neighborhoods throughout the South Bronx and West Bronx as well as upper Manhattan, and the West African students often lived in heavily West African

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Kathy Jordan

, and characterised by ingenuity and hard work, many Australians are adequately prosperous” (2013, p. 5). Secondly, it suggests that this prosperity is subject to “gathering threats and challenges” ( Office of the Chief Scientist, 2013 , p. 5), which it then lists. These being: living in a changing

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Grant Cooper and Nicky Carr

standards of living ( Office of the Chief Scientist, 2013 ; UNESCO, 2017 ). As a subset of the broader stem label, stem education is a contested term with a myriad of (sometimes conflicting) definitions. There are, however, commonalities in the literature. Radloff and Guzey (2016) , for instance