Exploring Students' Futures Images
My doctoral thesis is about to be examined and is a significant punctuation point in my life. My committed starting point was a meeting with my doctoral supervisor, John Wallace, at an Australian Science Teachers Association conference in Darwin in July of 1998. The story I wish to relate in this chapter started, if a starting point can be put on anything, in 1988 when I was a teacher at Casuarina School in the Adelaide hills. My aim is to describe the genesis of a doctoral thesis and the way in which the researcher as person is intimately bound to the research project. In my case, the journey of exploration into the nature and importance of student images of futures in science learning.
KeywordsScience Learning World View Student Prior Knowledge Doctoral Supervisor Conceptual Mediation
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