ERIC Number: ED474438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-1
Using the History of Research on Sickle Cell Anemia to Affect Preservice Teachers' Conceptions of the Nature of Science.
Howe, Eric M.
This paper examines how using a series of lessons developed from the history of research on sickle cell anemia affects preservice teacher conceptions of the nature of science (NOS). The importance of a pedagogy that has students do science through an integral use of the history of science is effective at enriching students' NOS views is presented. What is broadly meant to be the nature of science is discussed, and a brief overview of the sickle-cell case and the merits of the integral approach on affecting students' NOS views is presented. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (St. Louis, MO, February 1, 2003).