Call For Papers CJSE 2022 Special Issue— Blending Science Education and Humanistic Thinking

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Chinese Journal of Science Education
2022 Special Issue: Blending Science Education and Humanistic Thinking


     The science education integrated with the humanistic perspectives include science contents and science process. However, it greatly emphasized on science contents, the context of science process, and the learners’ context, and created the following innovative courses: Science-Technologies-Engineering-Art-Mathematics (STEAM), History of Science case studies, the Nature of Science (NOS), Science-Technology-Social-Environment (STSE), Social-scientific Issue (SSI), citizen science, cross-cultural science and multicultural science. These innovative courses deal with values, the social facet of science, the culture of science, as well as the sociology, history and philosophy by the path of science, which reveal the humanistic features related to science and common interests. These courses promote students’ curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, communication skills and team spirit, and cultivate students into citizens with profound values and far sights, who can deal with new challenges in their environment, and who are responsible for other people and the environment. However, evidences from a few studies indicated that some students had negative views on these innovative courses, such as the social scientific issues (SSIs). Students only see the SSI as a simple extension of traditional science classroom activities (Sadler, 2009). Before these innovative courses promote students to experience the science classroom activities that are integrated with humanistic perspectives, we probably need to change the culture of our science classroom. In view of this, a clear question is whether a science class can help students understand that science activities are actually very humanistic, as it involves action-initiators, judgements, competition and opposition, mysteries and amazements, the creative use of metaphors and analogies, as well as the social values and moral principles. 




Studies that integrate humanistic perspectives into the following areas:

◎ Science curriculum design

◎ Science learning assessment(s)

◎ Science learning environment(s)

Science teaching strategies

◎ Characteristics of science learning

◎ Science teaching competence


Guest Editors



Jeng-Fung Hung (National Kaohsiung Normal University)

Han-Chieh Chao (National Dong Hwa University)

Sung-Tao Lee (National Taichung University)

Hui-Chun Chu (Soochow University)


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