ERIC Number: EJ258460
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Place of Alternative Models in School Science.
Selley, N. J.
School Science Review, v63 n223 p252-59 Dec 1981
Argues for a scientific philosophy that views theory not as absolute truth but as a model that attempts to explain reality and promote inquiry. Proposes that science teachers build upon students' existing knowledge by first presenting simple, less accurate but more comprehensive models and later discussing the weaknesses. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A