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ERIC Number: EJ829961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Need to Emphasize Epistemology in Teaching and Research
Kalman, Calvin
Science & Education, v18 n3-4 p1-23 Apr 2009
The views on epistemology by philosophers of science are developed through an historical lens. Enabling students to develop a scientific mindset is complicated by student's views on the Nature of Science. Students need to appreciate the history of science and to contrast different frameworks. In order to do this, students have to be able to follow presentations in class and read their textbooks. Although individual words are understandable, the sentences appear to take the form of an unknown language. The solution utilized in this paper is to get students to approach their reading of their textbooks in the manner of the hermeneutical circle through an activity called Reflective Writing.
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Language: English
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