Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 2, Issue 1

Science as Story: Science Education by Story

Professor Peter FENSHAM

Emeritus Professor of Science Education,
Monash University, Australia.


  • Introduction
  • Science as Story
  • Science Education by Story
  • Examples of Science Education by Story
  • Beyond 2000: Science education for the future

  • Introduction

    Story telling has been a very traditional way for information to be passed on from one generation to another. Long before there were alphabets and methods of writing, the important information and the wisdom of a culture was passed from one generation to the next by stories. This is still evident today even in societies where written information has become very dominant. Parents in these societies still engage their very young children with stories, either read or orally, long before these children know about letters and reading. In less developed societies where written forms of the language are more recent and literacy rates are still low, story telling holds centre stage in the education of each new generation.

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