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dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:23:57Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:23:57Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-08-19T07:05:29Z
dc.identifier.issn03057267
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03057260903142293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30151
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a 'risk society' and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These concerns connect with support amongst many science educators for the goal of science education for citizenship. From this perspective scientific literacy for decision making on contemporary socioscientific issues is central. I argue that in such decision making, risk understanding has an important role to play. I examine some of the challenges its inclusion in school science presents to science teachers, review previous writing about risk in the science education literature and consider how knowledge about risk might be addressed in school science. I also outline the varying conceptions of risk and suggest some future research directions that would support the inclusion of risk in classroom discussions of socioscientific issues.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & francis
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UK
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom205
dc.relation.ispartofpageto223
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalStudies in Science Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScience, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130212
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleRisk and school science education
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorChristensen, Clare


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