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Otero, Valerie K.; Meltzer, David E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Although much has been said and written about the value of using the history of science in teaching science, relatively little is available to guide educators in the various science disciplines through the educational history of their own discipline. Through a discipline-specific approach to a course on the history of science education in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational History, Education Courses, Educational Change
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Bhakthavatsalam, Sindhuja – Science & Education, 2019
Teaching false theories goes against the general pedagogical and philosophical belief that we must only teach and learn what is true. In general, the goal of pedagogy is taken to be epistemic: to gain knowledge and avoid ignorance. In this article, I argue that for realists and antirealists alike, epistemological and pedagogical goals have to come…
Descriptors: Theories, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Science Instruction
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Yoon, Hye-Gyoung; Kim, Byoung Sug – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore how Korean preservice elementary teachers' beliefs about nature of science (NOS) and their beliefs about constructivist teaching were structured and related and if any relation was prevalent in the content-specific contexts. As the same format, three versions of questionnaires were developed in three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Seker, Hayati; Guney, Burcu G. – Science & Education, 2012
Although history of science is a potential resource for instructional materials, teachers do not have a tendency to use historical materials in their lessons. Studies showed that instructional materials should be adaptable and consistent with curriculum. This study purports to examine the alignment between history of science and the curriculum in…
Descriptors: Science History, Physics, Instructional Materials, Content Analysis
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Eggen, Per-Odd; Kvittingen, Lise; Lykknes, Annette; Wittje, Roland – Science & Education, 2012
The decomposition of water by electricity, and the voltaic pile as a means of generating electricity, have both held an iconic status in the history of science as well as in the history of science teaching. These experiments featured in chemistry and physics textbooks, as well as in classroom teaching, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy
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Volfson, Alexander; Eshach, Haim; Ben-Abu, Yuval – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
The present study describes the development and field testing of a simple apparatus-based diagnostic instrument (SABDI) that examines undergraduate students' understanding of the underlying physics principles that explain how simple acoustic apparatuses work. SABDI comprises 13 items. Based on previous research studies and the history of science,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Acoustics, Physics
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van Opstal, Mary T.; Nahlik, Philip; Daubenmire, Patrick L.; Fitch, Alanah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Many students enroll in college general chemistry with an interest in a medical career. In those (and alternative) careers, they will need to make critical decisions about data and how that data are acquired. A significant portion of introductory lab experiments are, in principle, but not necessarily in practice, devoted to understanding how…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Education History, Data
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Ideland, Malin – Science & Education, 2018
This article aims to analyze how science is discursively attached to certain parts of the world and certain "kinds of people," i.e., how scientific knowledge is culturally connected to the West and to whiteness. In focus is how the power technology of coloniality organizes scientific content in textbooks as well as how science students…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Policy, Whites
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Kolokouri, Eleni; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2012
This study uses history of science in teaching natural sciences from the early grades. The theoretical framework used is Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), which is a theory with expanding applications in different fields of science. The didactical scenario, in which history of science is used in a CHAT context, refers to Newton's…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Color, Foreign Countries, Science History
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Forato, Thais Cyrino de Mello; Martins, Roberto de Andrade; Pietrocola, Mauricio – Science & Education, 2012
This article presents the main results of a research examining the didactic transposition of history and philosophy of science in high school level. The adaptation of history of science to this particular level, addressing some aspects of the nature of science aiming at the students' critical engagement, was analyzed by examining both the…
Descriptors: Science History, Educational Research, Scientific Principles, Optics
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Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James – Science Teacher, 2013
The history of science illustrates some exciting--and sometimes controversial--moments. Unfortunately, textbooks tend to focus on results in a scientific discipline and only occasionally showcase an interesting historical vignette, telling the story behind those results. Although required studies may leave teachers little classroom time for…
Descriptors: Science History, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Science Process Skills, Teaching Methods
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Orel, Vítezslav; Peaslee, Margaret H. – Science & Education, 2015
This historical narrative describes the foundation of education as established by J. A. Comenius (1592-1670). It explores the transfer of Comenius' tenets, utilized and modified through the years, up to their impact upon the ground-breaking experiments of G. Mendel (1822-1884), "the father of genetics". It explores the questions of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Methodology
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Tucci, Pasquale – Physics Education, 2015
Like several scientists, Isaac Newton has been represented many times over many different periods, and portraits of Newton were often commissioned by the scientist himself. These portraits tell us a lot about the scientist, the artist and the cultural context. This article examines two very different portraits of Newton that were realized more…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science History, Science Instruction, Art History
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Geelan, David – Research in Science Education, 2013
Video recordings of Year 11 physics lessons were analyzed to identify key features of teacher explanations. Important features of the explanations used included teachers' ability to move between qualitative and quantitative modes of discussion, attention to what students require to succeed in high stakes examinations, thoughtful use of…
Descriptors: Physics, Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Karabag, S. Gulin – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
In this paper, it is aimed to analyze the acquirements and topics in Turkish secondary school history textbooks that are published by the Ministry of National Education (MEB) and by the private sector to determine to what extend the place given to history of science and history of medicine. In the study, the document and content analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Textbooks, History Instruction
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