ERIC Number: ED309953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Doing Science: Images of Science in Science Education.
Millar, Robin, Ed.
The fields of science education and science studies and their respective academic communities, while appearing to have many potential points of contact, remain surprisingly separate, with little apparent recognition of the relevance to the interests of each to work done within the other traditions. As a field of study science education deals with the induction of the next generation of scientists into scientific ways of thinking and working and with the wider dissemination of a "public understanding of science" among the population at large, and with the issues which these concerns raise. Social studies of science (or science studies) is the collective term for a group of disciplinary interests in science, notably sociology, history and philosophy of science. Several studies of science have centered on the institutions of science, the practices of scientists and the nature of scientific knowledge. This book was written to try to bridge the gap between the interests of these two groups. Topics discussed include: (1) science instruction; (2) experimentation; (3) constructivism; (4) reading and writing about science; and (5) modifying the image of science for children. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science History, Secondary School Science, Social Behavior, Social Influences, Sociology
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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