ERIC Number: ED098019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Explanation and Prediction in Determining Science Curriculum Content.
Presented is a discussion of the role of explanation and prediction in determining science curriculum content. It is the author's contention that many of the concepts currently presented in high school and college science courses are based on assumptions long rejected as false by scientists because curriculum designers have failed to examine carefully the difference between explanation and prediction as bases for acceptable scientific theories. It is suggested that curriculum be developed which is based on a study by analogy of the more familiar and easily understood examples of explanation and prediction in science, thereby allowing students to look on explanations as useful but tentative models for examining the universe. (Author/PEB)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland).