ERIC Number: EJ924534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
Applying Gadamer's Concept of Disposition to Science and Science Education
Borda, Emily J.
Science & Education, v16 n9-10 p1027-1041 Oct 2007
In this paper, I recall previous arguments for a hermeneutic approach to science and claim that such an approach necessitates attention to the development of dispositions. I undertake an analysis of Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics to identify and describe dispositions relevant to a hermeneutic approach to science. I then apply elements of Gadamer's theory of education to the problem of fostering appropriate dispositions in science classrooms. In doing so, I offer a few suggestions for the cultivation and assessment of these dispositions in K-12 and college classrooms.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics, Science Education, Philosophy, Educational Theories, College Science, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Science Interests, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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