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Literacy: Theoretical Developments
Wolff-Michael Roth, University of Victoria
Environmentalists seek to preserve this valley and others similar to it.
Node 1 of the Pacific CRYSTAL project is based on the work
concerning "authentic science" that we have done in the past.
Following more recent work, in part studying environmentalism and learning science through participation in environmental activity, we have begun a project of RETHINKING SCIENTIFIC LITERACY (Roth &
Barton, 2004). This part of Node 1 is concerned with pushing the theoretical boundaries defining scientific literacy even further.
Thus, we intend to features such as continual emergence,
responsibility, ethics and morality, identity, and emotion integral
and irreducible components of a theory of scientific literacy.
- Roth, W.-M. (in press). Toward a dialectical notion and praxis of
scientific literacy. This paper was presented at the Hawaii International
Conference on Education under the title of "Scientific literacy as
emergent, situated, contingent, distributed, and individual|collective praxis". ((It can be downloaded [here])).
- Roth, W.-M. (under consideration). Identity and the moral nature of
agency: Prolegomena to the development of third-generation cultural-historical activity theory. ((Manuscript version [here])).
- Barab, S., & Roth, W.-M. (in press). Affordance networks, effectivity
sets, and life-worlds: Learning and development from an ecological
perspective. Educational Researcher.
- Stith, I., & Roth, W.-M. (2006). Who gets to ask the questions: The
ethics in/of cogenerative dialogue praxis. FQS: Forum Qualitative
Sozialforschung/Forum Qualitative Social Research, 7(2). Art. 38. (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-06/06-2-38-e.htm)
- Roth, W.-M. (2006). Collective responsibility and solidarity: Toward
a body-centered ethics. FQS: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum
Qualitative Social Research, 7(2). Art. 37. (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-06/06-2-37-e.htm)
- Roth, W.-M. (in press). Identity and moral agency: An example from
environmental education. In A. Rodriguez (Ed.), The different faces
of agency. Rotterdam: SensePublishers. ((A preliminary version of the chapter is available [here])).
- Roth, W.-M. (in press). Identity in scientific literacy: Emotional-volitional and ethico-moral dimensions. In W.-M. Roth & K. Tobin(Eds.), Science, learning, and identity: Sociocultural and cultural-historical perspectives. Rotterdam: SensePublishers. ((A preliminary version of the chapter is available [here])).