Learn Science, Learn Math, Learn to Teach Science and Math, Homo Sapiens!

  • Authors
  • Hedy Moscovici
  • Tal Moscovici
  • Katherine C. Wieseman
  • Penny J. Gilmer

Part of the Cultural Perspectives in Science Education book series (CHPS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 1-16
  3. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 17-36
  4. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 37-61
  5. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 63-85
  6. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 87-100
  7. Katherine C. Wieseman, Hedy Moscovici
    Pages 101-116
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 117-133

About this book

Introduction

Dr. Hedy Moscovici’s life on three continents and her battle with ovarian cancer shaped the unique co-learning and participative leadership perspective on science and mathematics education shared in this book. This text has multiple audiences – prospective and practicing teachers wanting to motivate their students to learn, science and mathematics educators mentoring teachers to become transformative intellectuals and critical pedagogues, parents interested in their children’s advancement, and interested policymakers and public wishing to deepen their understanding about learning in general and educational issues in science and mathematics. Two mottos, “I can’t learn from you if you can’t learn from me” and “to teach is to learn twice,” summarize the essence of her message. The spotlight is on the critical interdependence of factors, specifically human ability to construct understanding; necessity of disequilibrium to spark neural rewiring; cognition-emotion (pleasure vs. pain, even science or math phobia) connections; sociocultural context; dilemma created by the absence of a clearly trustworthy “learning meter” for a society valuing objective measurement of quality of learning; human relationships sustained by three R’s (rights, responsibilities, respect); and, heightened awareness of power relationships leading to a spirit of collaboration, recognition of each individual’s strengths and expertise; and critical pedagogy.

Keywords

mathematics education teacher education science education

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