ERIC Number: EJ873769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Anyone Really Know Anything? An Exploration of Constructivist Meaning and Identity in the Tension between Scientific and Religious Knowledge
Starr, Lisa J.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v5 n1 p191-200 Mar 2010
In this paper I discuss the tension created by religion and science in one student's understanding of knowledge and truth by exploring two questions: "How do individuals accommodate their religious beliefs with their understanding of science?" and "How does religious knowledge interact with scientific knowledge to construct meaning?" A constructivist framework sheds light on the answers to both questions in the context of process and product.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Religion, Sciences, Beliefs, Scientific Concepts, Epistemology, Learning Processes, Religious Factors, Role of Religion, World Views, Scientific Enterprise, Science Education, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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