Autobiostories Promoting Emotional Insights into the Teaching and Learning of Secondary Science (Mellen Studies in Education No 69)

Autobiostories Promoting Emotional Insights into the Teaching and Learning of Secondary Science (Mellen Studies in Education No 69)

By: Scott D. Robinson (author)Hardback

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This work integrates autobiography and story, producing a hybrid narrative called autobiostory. This research interprets gender through the reflective writing process, and aims at understanding intentions within the social context where individuals act, interact, and give meaning to what they think and do. It distinguishes between gender and sex to minimize confusion within these two related but distinct terms. This study focuses on the non-physiological characteristics related to gender. A story that was originally told to the author is transformed into an autobiostory, and the author then uses elements of his own autobiography to interpret and translate the classroom story (in this case, a secondary school science class). The research methods consist of a critical reflection of personal experience that contributes to the construction of gender. Following the autobiostory, interpretations, synthesis and implications, sections address the research goals and highlight a need to foster middle school environments where children construct gender premised on principles promoting human dignity, care and respect.

Contents

Introduction 1 1 Background 5 Methodology, 8 Methods, 11 Autobiostories and Interpretations, 11 2 Care & Gender 13 Autobiostory: The Amy Williams Affair, 14 Interpretation, 20 3 Self-Esteem & Competition 25 Autobiostory: Wanting to Win in the Worst Way, 27 Interpretation, 29 4 Empathy & Racism 33 Autobiostory: They Wanted Them Dead, 34 Interpretation, 38 5 Science & Religion 41 Autobiostory: What about God?, 43 Interpretation, 46 6 Implications for Teaching 51 Care & Gender, 52 Self-Esteem & Competition, 57 Empathy & Racism, 61 Science & Religion, 64 7 Conclusions 69 What I Learned, 70 Final Comments, 74 References 77 Index 89

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773471368
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 108
  • ID: 9780773471368
  • ISBN10: 0773471367

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