Cultural Perspectives in Science Education

The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom

Authors: Milne, Catherine

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The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom introduces readers to some of the developments that were key for the emergence of Eurocentric science, the discipline we call science. Using history this book explores how human groups and individuals were key to the invention of the discipline of we call science. All human groups have a need and desire to produce systematic knowledge that supports their ongoing survival as a community. This book examines how history can help us to understand emergence of Eurocentric science from local forms of systematic knowledge. Each chapter explores elements that were central to the invention of science including beliefs of what was real and true, forms of reasoning to be valued, and how the right knowledge should be constructed and the role of language. But most importantly this book presented these ideas in an accessible way with activities and questions to help readers grapple with the ideas being presented. Enjoy!

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • What is Science?

    Catherine Milne

    Pages 1-20

  • Understanding and Explanation

    Catherine Milne

    Pages 129-151

  • Understanding Discourses in Science and Science Education

    Catherine Milne

    Pages 153-178

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6091-525-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Perspectives in Science Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-525-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-525-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 181
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