Scheffler Revisited on the Role of History and Philosophy of Science in Science Teacher Education

Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):159-173 (1997)
Abstract
Twenty-five years ago Israel Scheffler argued for the inclusion of philosophy of science in the preparation of science teachers. It was part of his wider argument for the inclusion of courses in the philosophy of the discipline in programmes that are preparing people to teach that discipline. For the most part Scheffler's suggestion, at least as far as science education is concerned, went unheeded. Pleasingly, in recent times there has been some rapprochement between these fields. This paper will restate parts of Scheffler's argument, it will develop some additional considerations pertaining to it, and it will set the discussion in the context of contemporary debate about science, science education and teacher training. With changed time and circumstances, Scheffler' arguments might find more adherents than when they were initially proposed. My revision of Scheffler's argument has two planks: first pedagogical, second professional
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    L. Victor Worsfold (1997). Israel Scheffler's Ethics: Theory and Practice. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):189-200.
    H. Terence McLaughlin (1997). Israel Scheffler on Religion, Reason and Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):201-223.
    S. Ronald Laura (1997). Reflections on Israel Scheffler's Philosophy of Religion. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):225-240.
    Allen T. Pearson (1997). Teaching, Reason and Risk. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):103-111.
    Analytics

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index

    2010-09-02

    Total downloads

    15 ( #90,306 of 1,088,639 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,601 of 1,088,639 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature


    Discussion
    Start a new thread
    Order:
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.