ERIC Number: EJ925095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
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Understanding: "Knowledge", "Belief", and "Understanding"
Science & Education, v13 n6 p591-598 Aug 2004
The following paper is intended as an exercise in "friendly criticism" of one of Harvey Siegel's and Mike Smith's ("Knowing, Believing and Understanding", this volume). I'm in substantial sympathy with the general thrust of their paper and my remarks merely provide some criticism of their discussion's conceptual coherence and clarity and a correspondingly slightly adjusted version of what they have to say. My focus is limited to the conceptions of knowledge, belief and understanding and their inter-relationships in terms of which they offer suggestions to science educators.
Descriptors: Criticism, Science Teachers, Comprehension, Science Education, Definitions, Student Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Scientific Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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