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Innovating science teacher education : a history and philosophy of science perspective

Author: Mansoor Niaz
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How teachers view the nature of scientific knowledge is crucial to their understanding of science content and how it can be taught. This book presents an overview of the dynamics of scientific  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mansoor Niaz
ISBN: 9780415882378 0415882370 9780415882385 0415882389 9780203847534 0203847539
OCLC Number: 526106501
Description: xi, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The role of presuppositions, contradictions, controversies and speculations versus Kuhn's "normal science" --
A rationale for mixed methods (integrative) research programs in education --
Exploring alternative approaches to methodology in educational research --
Can findings of qualitative research in education be generalized? --
Qualitative methodology and its pitfalls in educational research --
Did Columbus hypothesize or predict? : facilitating teachers' understanding of hypotheses and predictions --
Facilitating teachers' understanding of alternative interpretations of conceptual change --
Progressive transitions in teachers' understanding of nature of science based on historical controversies --
What "ideas-about-science" should be taught in school science? --
Whither constructivism? : understanding the tentative nature of scientific knowledge --
Conclusion: methodologists need to catch up with practicing researchers.
Responsibility: Mansoor Niaz.

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