ERIC Number: ED107525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
The Feasibility of Teaching Science via a Socio-Historical Approach. Part 2. Classroom Materials. Practical Paper No. 303. (Part 1 of 2 Parts).
Agin, Michael Lawrence
This publication, part 1 of two parts, presents the narrative materials for the teaching of the concept--the development of atomic energy and its social implications--growing out of a study made to determine the feasibility of teaching scientific concepts related to the social and historical developments of science and selected concepts related to atomic energy. In part 1, section 1 includes six chapters related to the development of faith in science by society, beginning with an introduction to nuclear energy, scientists, and society through a presentation of the history of science into the 20th century. Section 2 includes chapters 7-10 and relates to scientism, or what the author describes as excess faith in science by society. The publication includes a statement of focus for the research project as well as an abstract of the study. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Elementary Science--Man and the Environment. Related documents are ED 070 619, 102 015, and SE 019 222