Ethical-Ecological Holism in Science Pedagogy: In Honor of Sea Urchins

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2017
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In this chapter, we explore the unquestioned use and killing of animals in biological education, through a mixed-methods study involving narrative inquiry, poetic inquiry, and essay composition. Based on our results, we call for a shift to a more ethical-ecological holistic framework for science pedagogy. We argue that, for this shift to occur, we need to critically re-examine the foundational philosophical basis of, as well as accompanying psychological work that goes into, the de-animated and desacralized empiricist worldview. We also propose to re-animate, and to reclaim a sacred perception of, the world through aesthetic and contemplative practices alongside scientific investigations.
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Animals and Science Education
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Ethical-Ecological Holism in Science Pedagogy: In Honor of Sea Urchins
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Springer
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2017
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2
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