Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy of Science

Routledge (1994)

Authors
Michael Robert Matthews
University of New South Wales
Abstract
History, Philosophy and Science Teaching argues that science teaching and science teacher education can be improved if teachers know something of the history and philosophy of science and if these topics are included in the science curriculum. The history and philosophy of science have important roles in many of the theoretical issues that science educators need to address: the goals of science education; what constitutes an appropriate science curriculum for all students; how science should be taught in traditional cultures; what integrated science is; how scientific literacy can be promoted; and the conflict which can occur between science curriculum and deep-seated religious or cultural values and knowledge. In part, answers to these questions hinge on views about the nature of science, views that are best informed by historical and philosophical study. Outlining the history of liberal, or contextual, approaches to the teaching of science, Michael Matthews elaborates contemporary curriculum developments that explicitly address questions about the nature and the history of science. He provides examples of classroom teaching and develops useful arguments on constructivism, multicultural science education and teacher education. The book will appeal to school and university science teachers, educators of science teachers, and historians and philosophers of science.
Keywords Science History  Science Philosophy  Science teachers Training of
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $1.20 used (99% off)   $64.95 direct from Amazon   $299.51 new    Amazon page
Call number Q181.M183 1994
ISBN(s) 041590899X   0415902827   9780415908993
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 47,443
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Historical-Investigative Approach to Teaching Science.Nahum Kipnis - 1996 - Science and Education, Kluwer Academic Publishers 5 (3):277-292.
How Science Textbooks Treat Scientific Method: A Philosopher's Perspective.James Blachowicz - 2009 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (2):303--344.

View all 41 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
442 ( #12,438 of 2,292,016 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
40 ( #22,324 of 2,292,016 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature