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Koponen, Ismo; Nousiainen, Maija – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
We present a method to analyse how pre-service science teachers relate events, ideas, characters and deeds in history of science and in cultural and general history. A group of 25 students presented their views they deemed to be of importance in history of science, culture, society and politics in era between 1550 and 1850. The sample is based on…
Descriptors: College Students, Science History, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Filippoupoliti, Anastasia; Koliopoulos, Dimitris – Science & Education, 2014
Although a growing number of research articles in recent years have treated the role of informal settings in science learning, the subject of the history of science in museums and its relationship to informal and non-formal education remains less well explored. The aim of this review is to assemble the studies of history of science in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums, Informal Education
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Blizak, Djanette – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the effect of using the history of science in teaching geometrical optics on the motivation and conceptual understanding of first year university students. For this purpose, 54 students were randomly selected, then divided into two groups: the experimental group was taught by using history of science before traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
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Laçin-Simsek, Canan – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine history of science related stories known by candidate science teachers and their opinions about educational values of those stories. The research is a descriptive study. Data was collected by open ended questions. In the study, 63 teacher candidates from 3th grade which were in the department of science…
Descriptors: Science History, Science Education, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Seker, Hayati – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This paper discusses the levels of The Instructional Model for Using History of Science (UHOS) to explain the relationship between the history of science and science teaching. The UHOS model proposes four levels: Conceptual Level, Epistemological Level, Sociocultural Level, and Interest Level. Each Level has sublevels with regards to types of…
Descriptors: Science History, Science Instruction, Relationship, Science and Society
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Wolfschmidt, Gudrun – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2015
In my contribution I would like to offer three different examples: the activities of the association "Förderverein Hamburger Sternwarte", science education in the "astronomy workshop", and the teaching of the history of science and technology for university students.
Descriptors: Science Education, Astronomy, Workshops, Science History
Cansiz, Mustafa; Sungur, Semra; Öztekin, Ceren – Online Submission, 2016
The research objective of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of history of science (HOS) integrated instruction and curriculum-oriented instruction on sixth grade students' understanding of nature of science (NOS). Accordingly, two classes were assigned to experimental group and other two were assigned to comparison group…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science History, Science Instruction, History Instruction
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Oversby, John – Education in Science, 2010
In this article, the author discusses why the history of science should be included in the science curriculum in schools. He also presents some opportunities that can come out of using historical contexts, and findings from a study assessing the place of history of science in readily available textbooks.
Descriptors: Science History, Textbooks, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Wei, Bing; Li, Yue; Chen, Bo – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
This study aimed to examine the representations of nature of science (NOS) in the eight histories of science selected from three series of integrated science textbooks used in junior high school in China. Ten aspects of NOS were adopted in the analytical framework. It was found that NOS had not been well treated in the selected histories of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science History, Textbooks
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Morgan, David L. – Physics Teacher, 2018
There are many reasons for exposing physics students to primary source material in the sciences. These works can illuminate the history of science and give students a more vivid picture of the development of physics than most textbooks attempt to provide. They can also serve as pedagogical tools for exploring the misconceptions and "wrong…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods
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Aydin, Emin – International Education Studies, 2018
The study is based on a qualitative research paradigm. Data comes from the invention stories from the history of science written by preservice mathematics teachers which was collected in the history of science course as part of their summative assessments. This data was analyzed using content analysis technique which resulted in seven categories,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes, Science History
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Aydin, Serap Öz – American Biology Teacher, 2015
For many students, preconceived notions about Darwin are among the most significant obstacles in learning about the theory of evolution by natural selection. I present an activity designed to eliminate this obstacle and encourage empathizing with Darwin, utilizing the history-of-science approach. Through the activity, students' negative thoughts…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Evolution
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Vidal, Diana Gonçalves – History of Education, 2017
This article focuses on the circulation of a single artefact, the "Museu Escolar Brasileiro" (Brazilian School Museum) and its use in education through the pedagogical method of object lessons. Concentrating on the activities of particular individuals and enterprises (Menezes Vieira, Oliveira Lopes and Maison Deyrolle), within three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Museums, Teaching Methods
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Pleasants, Jacob – Science Teacher, 2017
Helping students understand the Nature of Science (NOS) is a long-standing goal of science education. One method is to provide students examples of science history in the form of short stories. This article modifies that approach, using historical case studies to address both the history of science and the history of technology, as well as the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Literary Genres, Science History, Teaching Methods
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Ruse, Michael – Science & Education, 2013
Stephen Jay Gould was a scientist, a paleobiologist, who was also a professional-level historian of science. This essay explores Gould's work, showing how he used the history of science to further his agenda as a working scientist.
Descriptors: Science History, Scientists, Humanities
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