ERIC Number: ED039133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Unified Approach to Science Teaching.
Lindsay, R. Bruce
The purpose of this paper is to suggest the introduction into advanced secondary school and elementary college programs of courses of study which will emphasize science as a method for the description, creation and understanding of all aspects of human experience. Such a course will involve an examination of each category in the method, along with a wealth of illustrations from all branches of science. It will stress the nature of scientific theorizing, the historical development of scientific concepts, the behavior patterns of scientists, the unity of science, the relations of science with technology and the state, and the influence of science on human thinking and activity, past and present. Such courses will demand changes in the methods of training science teachers for the secondary schools, as well as some modification in the outlook of college teachers. Courses of study as are suggested are aimed at helping young people gain a better understanding of the meaning of science and its role in our civilization. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Note: Paper Presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minne., March 5-8, 1970)