Science education futures research: It’s about the present! Your move.

Peter Aubusson, Debra Panizzon

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The paradox of future research is that it is about the present. To position future research as being primarily about anticipating, predicting or proposing alternative futures, misses its fundamental purpose. Certainly, it requires visions of varied alternative futures but a key purpose of the work is to understand the present; to see it with fresh eyes and an open mind informed by future perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalResearch in Science Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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