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ERIC Number: EJ929964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Framing the Discussion: What to Tell Students about Science
Lucas-Clark, Joyce
Thought & Action, p123-125 Fall 2010
When she began teaching college geology and paleontology, the author anticipated some resistance from those who believed in a 6000 year-old earth, from creationists and those who advocate intelligent design, or possibly from students who simply wished to be consistent with the family religion and still take a course involving evolution and the Big Bang. Sure enough, she did find such resistance, and she found it could take up valuable class time trying to justify science and scientific endeavor. So she has started out each class, each semester, with a forthright declaration about the basic principles of science: what it is and what it isn't. Knowing what science is and isn't allows all students to start from a similar understanding and helps avoid unnecessary tangents. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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