Science & Technology Education Promoting Wellbeing for Individuals, Societies & Environments
Resource-rich Pedagogy for Increasing Social Justice & Environmental Vitality
STEPWISE pedagogy (here & below) is used to educate students in three learning domains and, due to needed ecojustice reforms, prepare them to critically analyze STSE (or STEM-SE) relationships and self-direct RiNA projects (as at right/below) to overcome harms of their concern – like climate crises, manipulative surveillance & species losses. STEPWISE provides alternatives to neoliberal practices like stratifying inquiry-based learning, sanitized STEM education & public propaganda.
Elaborations & Resources for STEPWISE Pedagogy
STEPWISE in Elementary Schools
Since its inception in 2006, STEPWISE has been mainly explored and developed in secondary school science contexts, including with students in after-school clubs. We have worked with a few teachers in elementary schools, however – as described in the video at right/below. Based on such work, we believe that students in elementary schools are quite capable of developing critical views about science & technology and societies more generally and developing and taking personal & social actions to overcome harms of their concern. If you are interested in collaborating with us in action research to develop and field-test STEPWISE approaches in elementary schools, you might review the videos below and then write to email@example.com.
Introduction for Elementary School Teachers
Students Talking About Their RiNA Projects