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ERIC Number: EJ1105986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
Knowledge about Science in Science Education Research from the Perspective of Ludwik Fleck's Epistemology
Martins, André Ferrer Pinto
Research in Science Education, v46 n4 p511-524 Aug 2016
The importance of knowledge about science is well established, and it has a long history in the area of science education. More recently, the specialized literature has highlighted the search for consensus in relation to what should be taught in this regard, that is, what should compose the science curricula of elementary and high school levels. Despite this effort, several criticisms made by researchers in this field have been targeted at this "consensus view," limiting the possibility of a true consensus. This work brings an epistemological framework--the epistemology of Ludwik Fleck (1896-1961)--to interpret the current state of research in this area concerning the search for consensus. In particular, Ludwik Fleck's notions of thought style; thought collective; active and passive connections; communication of thoughts within and between collectives (intracollective and intercollective communication); and esoteric and exoteric circles are presented and used for the characterization of our object.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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