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ERIC Number: ED401118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 32
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Paradigms and Postmodernism in Science and Science Education.
Pushkin, David B.
Science, particularly the physical sciences, has undergone several paradigm shifts during history. The modernistic and mechanistic world that was viewed through the lens of Newton's laws no longer offers valid answers to present-day questions. This paper examines four themes: the evolution of physics, the evolution of chemistry, the evolution of science education, and the impact of postmodernism on science education. The need for emancipation from the modernistic paradigm is highlighted in order to foster critical thinking and greater scientific literacy. It is argued that future educators need to be emancipated in order to emancipate their students. Contains 61 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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