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Epistemology and science education : understanding the evolution vs. intelligent design controversy

Author: Robert S Taylor
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is epistemology related to the issue of teaching science and evolution in the schools? Addressing a flashpoint issue in our schools, this book explores core epistemological differences between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Taylor
ISBN: 9780415963794 0415963796 041596380X 9780415963800 9780203839638 0203839633
OCLC Number: 751429342
Description: xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefacePart I: Epistemology1. Demarcation in Science Education: Toward an Enhanced View of Scientific Method (Richard A. Duschl & Richard Grandy)2. Evolution, Creation, and the Philosophy Of Science (Paul Thagard)3. Differences in Epistemic Practices among Scientists, Young Earth Creationists, Intelligent Design Creationists, and the Scientist-Creationists of Darwin's Era (Clark A. Chinn & Luke A. Buckland)4. Ontological Assumptions about Species and Their Influence on Students' Understanding of Evolutionary Biology (Ala Samarapungavan)5. Understanding Evolutionary Theory: The Role of Epistemological Development and Beliefs (Barbara K. Hofer, Chak Fu Lam, & Alex DeLisi)6. Engaging Multiple Epistemologies: Implications for Science Education (E. Margaret Evans & Karl. S. Rosengren)Part II: Intelligent Design & Evolution7. Accepting evolution or creation in people, critters, plants, and classrooms: The maelstrom of American cognition about biological change (Michael A. Ranney & Anastasia Thanukos)8. Science and Religion: Ontologically Different Epistemologies? (Gale M. Sinatra & Louis Nadelson)Part III: Teaching Science9. Toward a Cognitive Understanding of Science and Religion (Ryan D. Tweney)10. Teaching and Learning Evolution as an Emergent Process: The BEAGLE project (Uri Wilensky & Michael Novak)11. Teaching Evolution in a Historical Context: From the Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks to Genetic Algorithms (Michel Ferrari, Peter Lee, & Roger S. TaylorConclusion12. Teach the Demarcation: Suggestions for Science Education (Michel Ferrari & Roger S. Taylor)
Responsibility: by Robert S. Taylor.

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