ERIC Number: ED371952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Words, Science and Learning. Developing Science and Technology Series.
Sutton, Clive Remer
Science and technology are often presented and taught as two separate essences. When this is done, students as well as teachers are forced to attempt to develop the appropriate linkages. This book is one of a series designed to help teachers develop their science and technological education in ways that are both satisfying to themselves and stimulating to their students. Emphases are placed on the centrality of language in scientific thinking; in particular the use, and abuse of metaphor. The chapters included are as follows: (1) "In praise of words"; (2) "Fossils of old thoughts"; (3) "Figuring things out with words"; (4) "Delightful deceits in words"; (5) "Words, seeing, and seeing as..."; (6) "Ways of seeing and ways of thinking"; (7) "Interpretations and labels"; (8)"Variation and change in meaning"; (9) "Well, Mary, what are they saying here?"; (10) "Questions of style"; (11) "'Discoveries', theories and 'facts'"; and (12) "Public knowledge and private understandings." (ZWH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Language, Natural Sciences, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Semantics, Teaching Methods, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: For other documents in this series, see SE 054 627-630.