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ERIC Number: EJ1054717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Philosophical Works of Ludwik Fleck and Their Potential Meaning for Teaching and Learning Science
Stuckey, Marc; Heering, Peter; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi; Eilks, Ingo
Science & Education, v24 n3 p281-298 Apr 2015
This paper discusses essential elements of the philosophical works of Ludwik Fleck (1896-1961) and their potential interpretation for the teaching and learning of science. In the early twentieth century, Fleck made substantial contributions to understanding the sociological character of the nature of science and explaining the embedding of science in society. His works have several parallels to the later and very popular work, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions," by Thomas S. Kuhn, although Kuhn only indirectly referred to the influence of Fleck on his own theories. Starting from a short review of the life of Ludwik Fleck, his philosophical work and its connections to Kuhn, this paper elaborates upon and illustrates how his theories can be considered for science education in order to provide learners with a better understanding of the nature of scientific endeavor and the bi-directional science-to-society links.
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