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ERIC Number: EJ909999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Methodology and Politics: A Proposal to Teach the Structuring Ideas of the Philosophy of Science through the Pendulum
Aduriz-Bravo, Agustin
Science & Education, v13 n7-8 p717-731 Nov 2004
This article refers to a framework to teach the philosophy of science to prospective and in-service science teachers. This framework includes two components: a list of the main schools of twentieth-century philosophy of science (called "stages") and a list of their main theoretical ideas (called "strands"). In this paper, I show that two of these strands, labelled intervention/method and context/values, can be taught to science teachers using some of the instructional activities sketched in Michael Matthews's "Time for Science Education". I first explain the meaning of the two selected strands. Then I show how the pendulum can be used as a powerful organiser to address specific issues within the nature of science, as suggested by Matthews.
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Language: English
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