Cultural Reactions: Reality Pedagogy in Science Education

Authors

  • Grant Heil University of Toledo

Keywords:

Reality Pedagogy

Abstract

The United States and its school systems are becoming increasingly diverse.  Science educators are tasked with stimulating the minds of multiple ethnic and cultural groups during their pedagogical career.  Some science educators may have the mission of cultivating students in a location where none of the students share the educator’s cultural background.  Culturally responsive pedagogy assists educators in bridging the cultural gaps between students and presents science content in a method that is relatable.  Reality Pedagogy is a subset of culturally responsive education that can be implemented by educators in diverse settings.  Reality Pedagogy consists of five foundational blocks: Cogenerative Dialogues, Coteaching, Cosmopolitanism, Context, and Content.  Case studies have validated the effectiveness of Reality Pedagogy in diverse pedagogical science environments.              

Author Biography

Grant Heil, University of Toledo

Grant Heil will be receiving his Master of Secondary Education in AYA Science. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Chemistry from the University of Toledo. After graduation, Grant will be teaching Physical Science and Chemistry at Scott High School in TPS.

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Published

2020-10-16

How to Cite

Heil, G. (2020). Cultural Reactions: Reality Pedagogy in Science Education. Learning to Teach, 9(1). Retrieved from https://openjournals.utoledo.edu/index.php/learningtoteach/article/view/407

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Section

Section on Science