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ERIC Number: EJ1025034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
I'll Tell You What You Think: An Exercise in Pseudoscience Debunking in an Introductory Astronomy Course
Caton, Dan
Physics Teacher, v51 n8 p470-471 Nov 2013
At Appalachian State University students have to take just two semesters of a physical or biological science to satisfy the general education requirements. Most non-science major students have little time in their crowded schedules to take additional science courses, whether they want to or not, and in fact face a surcharge when taking more courses than needed to graduate. Given this environment, it is essential that we cover more than just the basics of one particular discipline, like astronomy in my case. We should teach something about the overall philosophy of science, the scientific method, and the importance of science in our lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina