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ERIC Number: EJ782208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Epistemology & the Nature of Science: A Classroom Strategy
Viney, Mike
American Biology Teacher, v69 n9 p525-531 Nov-Dec 2007
Efforts to enact balanced treatment laws represent an attempt to wedge the supernatural into scientific explanations. Current attempts to displace methodological naturalism from science indicate a need to make the nature of science a central theme in our instruction. This article utilizes constructivist listening to introduce students to five methods for gathering knowledge that include authority, rationalism, empiricism, aestheticism, and pragmatism. These methods are then examined in terms of their relationship to methodological naturalism and to the characteristics of science as set forth by Judge William Overton in the 1982 Rev. Bill McLean et. al. v. Arkansas BOE (Act 509).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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