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ERIC Number: EJ1133299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Abandoning Patchwork Approaches to Nature of Science in Science Education
Dagher, Zoubeida R.; Erduran, Sibel
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v17 n1 p46-52 2017
The purpose of this commentary on Hodson and Wong's (2017, this issue) article is to clarify the merits of the expanded family resemblance approach (FRA) to science education, briefly alluded to in their article, and to discuss the implications of this approach relative to the question of demarcation they raise. In clarifying the merits of the expanded FRA, we describe its distinct features and how it relates to other approaches presented in their article. We discuss some limitations pertaining to their discussion of the demarcation problem in science education and conclude by pointing out the promising role an FRA approach might play in providing means for distinguishing more from less scientific fields of inquiry. [For Hodson and Wong's article, see EJ1133274.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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