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ERIC Number: EJ915458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Why Implementing History and Philosophy in School Science Education Is a Challenge: An Analysis of Obstacles
Hottecke, Dietmar; Silva, Cibelle Celestino
Science & Education, v20 n3-4 p293-316 Mar 2011
Teaching and learning with history and philosophy of science (HPS) has been, and continues to be, supported by science educators. While science education standards documents in many countries also stress the importance of teaching and learning with HPS, the approach still suffers from ineffective implementation in school science teaching. In order to better understand this problem, an analysis of the obstacles of implementing HPS into classrooms was undertaken. The obstacles taken into account were structured in four groups: (1) culture of teaching physics; (2) teachers' skills, epistemological and didactical attitudes and beliefs; (3) institutional framework of science teaching; and (4) textbooks as fundamental didactical support. Implications for more effective implementation of HPS are presented, taking the social nature of educational systems into account.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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