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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2019
This study considers the short list of Nature of Science (NOS) features frequently published and widely known in the science education discourse. It is argued that these features were oversimplified and a refinement of the claims may enrich or sometimes reverse them. The analysis shows the need to address the range of variation in each particular…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Science History, Science Instruction
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2018
The relationship between physics and mathematics is reviewed upgrading the common in physics classes' perspective of mathematics as a toolkit for physics. The nature of the physics-mathematics relationship is considered along a certain historical path. The triadic hierarchical structure of discipline-culture helps to identify different ways in…
Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2016
Physics textbooks often present items of disciplinary knowledge in a sequential order of topics of the theory under instruction. Such presentation is usually univocal, that is, isolated from alternative claims and contributions regarding the subject matter in the pertinent scientific discourse. We argue that comparing and contrasting the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Galili, Igal; Bar, Varda; Brosh, Yaffa – Science & Education, 2016
This study deals with the school instruction of the concept of weight. The historical review reveals the major steps in changing weight definition reflecting the epistemological changes in physics. The latest change drawing on the operation of "weighing" has been not widely copied into physics education. We compared the older instruction…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods
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Levrini, Olivia; Bertozzi, Eugenio; Gagliardi, Marta; Tomasini, Nella Grimellini; Pecori, Barbara; Tasquier, Giulia; Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2014
The paper deals with physics teaching/learning in high school. An investigation in three upper secondary school classes in Italy explored the reactions of students to a structuring lecture on optics within the discipline-culture (DC) framework that organises physics knowledge around four interrelated fundamental theories of light. The lecture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, High Schools, Secondary School Science
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2013
The paper describes and illustrates the potential of using pictorial artistic images in supporting teaching scientific concepts and the nature of science. In the first part, the case of Giotto's fresco of stigmatization of St. Francis is described within the interpretation of relationship between the figures as between an object and its…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2012
Historical excurse was suggested as a beneficial form of using the history and philosophy of science in the modules of learning materials developed within the History and Philosophy in Science Teaching project. The paper briefly describes the theoretical framework of the produced modules, addressing ontological and epistemological aspects of…
Descriptors: Physics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions, Cultural Influences
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2009
This paper considers thought experiment as a special scientific tool that mediates between theory and experiment by mental simulation. To clarify the meaning of thought experiment, as required in teaching science, we followed the relevant episodes throughout the history of science paying attention to the epistemological status of the performed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum, Experiments, Science Instruction
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Galili, Igal; Zinn, Barbara – Science & Education, 2007
This paper presents and discusses examples of works of art which, if included in science curricula, could prompt an understanding by students of some concepts in optics through a discussion of the context in which they were created. Such discussion would elucidate the meaning of the artworks and, at the same time, challenge students'…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Art Expression, Art
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Tseitlin, Michael; Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2006
This study considers the relationship between science, science teaching and the philosophy of science perceiving these three cultural phenomena as a semantic triad. This approach presents science teaching as being a form of a scientific reflection. The relationship of science teaching to the philosophy of science is advocated to be essential,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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Tseitlin, Michael; Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2005
The crisis in physics education necessitates searching for new relevant meanings of physics knowledge. This paper advocates regarding physics as the dialogue among discipline-cultures, rather than as a cluster of disciplines to be an appropriate subject of science education. In a discipline-culture one can distinguish elements of knowledge as…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Galili, Igal; Sela, David – Science & Education, 2004
In light of the established validity of the pendulum as a topic in physics curricula (Matthews 2000), the study looked at the place of pendulum motion in the physics curriculum of the high school in Israel.The data is available through presenting results of the nationwide matriculation examination in its units of Mechanics and Research Laboratory…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Mechanics (Physics), Foreign Countries, Motion