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ERIC Number: EJ1040931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 208
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
From Science Studies to Scientific Literacy: A View from the Classroom
Allchin, Douglas
Science & Education, v23 n9 p1911-1932 Sep 2014
The prospective virtues of using history and philosophy of science in science teaching have been pronounced for decades. Recently, a role for nature of science in supporting scientific literacy has become widely institutionalized in curriculum standards internationally. This short review addresses these current needs, highlighting the concrete views of teachers in the classroom, eschewing ideological ideals and abstract theory. A practical perspective highlights further the roles of history and philosophy--and of sociology, too--and even broadens their importance. It also indicates the relevance of a wide range of topics and work in Science Studies now generally absent from science educational discourse. An extensive reference list is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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