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ERIC Number: EJ850035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Teaching the Human Dimension of Science
Farland-Smith, Donna; McComas, William
Science and Children, v46 n9 p48-51 Jul 2009
Teachers have the important responsibility of providing students with accurate and engaging science content while also helping them establish authentic views of scientists. Though there are numerous curriculum materials to assist in the teaching of science content, the authors have found that methods and materials to teach science as a human endeavor are practically nonexistent. With that lack in mind, here they offer some suggestions and strategies, which begin with first assessing students' "range" of impressions of science as a human endeavor and follow with the use of several teaching strategies that can help you enhance and broaden students' understandings of scientists. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A