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ERIC Number: EJ822183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Romantic Understanding and Science Education
Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis
Teaching Education, v16 n1 p23-32 Mar 2004
This essay outlines the potential role for Kieran Egan's (1990) notion of "romantic understanding" in science education. A summary of conventional approaches to science education is followed by a detailed analysis of the implications that romantic understanding may have for the science curriculum, teaching and student learning. In particular the relationship between teaching scientific concepts versus scientific ideas is discussed as well as the possible role in science teaching of inspiration, anticipation, and aesthetic understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A