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ERIC Number: EJ1022972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
Beyond Nature of Science: The Case for Reconceptualising "Science" for Science Education
Erduran, Sibel
Science Education International, v25 n1 p93-111 Mar 2014
In this paper, I argue that contemporary accounts of nature of science (NoS) are limited in their depiction of "science" and that new perspectives are needed to broaden their characterisation and appeal for science education. In particular, I refer to the role of interdisciplinary characterisations of science in informing the theory and practice of science teaching and learning. After a brief review on the reconceptualization of NoS from a range of perspectives, namely philosophy of science, socio-political accounts of science (in the context of colonial science), linguistics and anthropology, I will focus on philosophical and economical characterisation of science, drawing out some implications for science education. A predominant part of my argument will be theoretical in nature with some pedagogical applications in the context of an empirical project conducted in Istanbul, Turkey and co-funded by TUBITAK and Marie Curie Co-fund Brain Circulation Scheme. I will conclude with broader implications of interdisciplinary studies on science for science education research and practice.
International Council of Associations for Science Education. Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Education, Buca, Izmir 35150, Turkey. Tel: +90-532-4267927; Fax: +90-232-4204895; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey