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ERIC Number: EJ1120750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Can the History of Science Contribute to Modelling in Physics Teaching? The Case of Galilean Studies and Mario Bunge's Epistemology
Machado, Juliana; Braga, Marco Antônio Barbosa
Science & Education, v25 n7-8 p823-836 Oct 2016
A characterization of the modelling process in science is proposed for science education, based on Mario Bunge's ideas about the construction of models in science. Galileo's "Dialogues" are analysed as a potentially fruitful starting point to implement strategies aimed at modelling in the classroom in the light of that proposal. It is argued that a modelling process for science education can be conceived as the evolution from phenomenological approaches towards more representational ones, emphasizing the role of abstraction and idealization in model construction. The shift of reference of theories--from sensible objects to conceptual objects--and the black-box models construction process, which are both explicitly presented features in Galileo's "Dialogues", are indicated as highly relevant aspects for modelling in science education.
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Language: English
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