ERIC Number: ED320782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Applying History and Philosophy of Science to Science Education.
Duschl, Richard A.
Interest in the application of the history and philosophy of science to science education raises important questions about the effect such considerations will have on educational practice. In this paper, the application emphasizes concepts related to theory testing and theory development specifically and to the growth of knowledge generally. This paper also presents the position that educators must consider carefully the application of tenets from psychology and epistemology if the application is to be effective. The need to avoid "final form science" is discussed, as well as theory testing, criteria for judging theories, theory change, and the growth of knowledge. A list of 52 references, a table of examples of theory change in science, a table of major scientific discoveries in the twentieth century, and models of the goal of science hierarchy and the triadic network of justification are included. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989). Document uses small type throughout.