Exploring values of science through classroom practice

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In the previous book, The re-emergence of values in science education (2007, Sense), Rebecca’s work as a science teacher, with her colleague Vojtech, was presented as an example of two teachers wrestling with the ideas of values of science as part of their teaching. Since this time, Rebecca has transitioned from science teacher to science teacher educator, once again requiring her to consider the place of values associated with science in her teaching. The chapter highlights the need to challenge pre-service teacher’s notions of the nature and values of science as part of a pedagogy for science teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValues in Science Education
Subtitle of host publicationThe Shifting Sands
EditorsDeborah Corrigan, Cathy Buntting, Angela Fitzgerald, Alister Jones
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030421724
ISBN (Print)9783030421717
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Aim of Science Education
  • Changing Valves in Science Education
  • Nature of Science
  • Operationalisation of Values in Science Education
  • Revision of Science Teaching
  • Science Through Classroom Practice
  • Values in Science Education

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