Patchworking Response-ability in Science and Technology Education

  • Marc Higgins
  • Blue Mahy
  • Rouhollah Aghasaleh
  • Patrick Enderle


Within science and technology education, concepts of justice, in/equity, and ethics within science education are simultaneously ubiquitous, necessary, yet un(der)theorized. Consequently, the potential for reproducing and reifying systems of power remains ever present. In response, there is a recent but growing movement within science and technology education that follows the call by Kayumova and colleagues (2019) to move “from empowerment to response-ability.” It is a call to collectively organize, reconfigure, and reimagine science and technology education by taking seriously critiques of Western modern science and technology from its co-constitutive exteriority (e.g., feminist critiques). Herein, we pursue the (re)opening of responsiveness with/in methodology by juxtaposing differential, partial, and situated accounts of response-ability: de/colonizing the Anthropocene in science teacher education in Canada (Higgins); speculative fiction at the science-ethics nexus in secondary schooling in Australia (Mahy); and a reciprocal model for teaching and learning computational competencies with Latinx youth in the US (Aghasaleh and Enderle).

How to Cite
Higgins, M., Mahy, B., Aghasaleh, R., & Enderle, P. (2019). Patchworking Response-ability in Science and Technology Education. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 10(2-3), 356-383.