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ERIC Number: EJ924782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 126
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Contributions from the Philosophy of Science to the Education of Science Teachers
Mellado, Vicente; Ruiz, Constantino; Bermejo, Maria Luisa; Jimenez, Roque
Science & Education, v15 n5 p419-445 Feb 2006
One of the most important topics on the international agenda in educational research is to gain an understanding of the processes of educational change in teachers and of the factors that favour or hinder it. Such understanding is, for instance, an essential element in planning and putting into practice initial and ongoing teacher education programs. This article reviews the research on science teachers' educational change. To organize the information, an analogy is made with the process of scientific change, analyzing and evaluating the contributions of the different models taken from the philosophy of science--positivism, Popper's principle of falsifiability, Lakatos' scientific research programs, Laudan's research traditions, Toulmin's evolutionism, and Kuhn's relativism. We conclude the article with the implications for science teacher education.
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Language: English
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