Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Philosophy, Science, Education and Culture

Authors: Nola, Robert, Irzik, Gürol

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Currents such as epistemological and social constructivism, postmodernism, and certain forms of multiculturalism that had become fashionable within science education circles in the last decades lost sight of critical inquiry as the core aim of education. In this book we develop an account of education that places critical inquiry at the core of education in general and science education in particular. Since science constitutes the paradigm example of critical inquiry, we explain the nature of science, paying particular attention to scientific methodology and scientific modeling and at the same time showing their relevance in the science classroom. We defend a universalist, rationalist, and objectivist account of science against epistemological and social constructivist views, postmodernist approaches and epistemic multiculturalist accounts.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Plato on Knowledge, and a Socratic Model of Inquiry

    Pages 91-110

  • Varieties of Constructivism and the Inaccessibility of Reality Argument

    Pages 150-179

  • The Aims of Science and Critical Inquiry

    Pages 185-205

  • Hypothetico-Deductivism as a Methodology in Science

    Pages 231-258

  • Lyotard,Postmodernism and Education

    Pages 355-388

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy, Science, Education and Culture
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3770-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3770-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3769-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6958-0
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 490
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