Using science fiction to teach science facts

Bowater, Laura, Cornea, Christine, James, Helen and Bowater, Richard P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2745-7807 (2012) Using science fiction to teach science facts. The Biochemist, 34 (6). pp. 15-20. ISSN 0954-982X

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Abstract

The contributors to this discussion teach in three different Faculties at the University of East Anglia (UEA) – Science, Arts & Humanities and Medicine & Health Sciences. They have each used science fiction to explore learning outcomes in their distinct teaching practices. The discussion below highlights how contemporary science fiction can operate as a touchstone for debate that informs biochemistry teaching. Laura, Helen and Richard have all studied basic sciences, gaining PhDs in various aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology, and each have taught undergraduates and postgraduates at UEA. Helen and Richard are based in the Faculty of Science. Laura is based in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, and uses her interest in science communication to explore university teaching practices that involve science fiction. Christine gained a PhD from her research of technology and performance in science fiction film and is based in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Film and Television Studies (former - to 2012)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Biosciences Teaching and Education Research
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 10:11
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40740
DOI: 10.1042/BIO03406015

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