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Schiffer, Hermann; Guerra, Andreia – Science & Education, 2015
Seeking a historical-philosophical approach to science teaching, narrative texts have been used as pedagogical tools to improve the learning experience of students. A review of the literature of different types of narrative texts and their different rates of effectiveness in science education is presented. This study was developed using the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science History, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco – Science & Education, 2014
Various science education researchers believe that science tuition should include some discussion about how science has developed over time. Therefore, deliberations about the nature of science should be integrated in the science curriculum. Many researchers argue that teaching the history of science is a good way to place the nature of science in…
Descriptors: Science Education History, Intellectual History, Educational Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco; Reis, Jose Claudio – Science & Education, 2013
Various studies have promoted instruction in the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science classes, but the best way of putting this perspective into practice remains undetermined. To contribute to this issue, we developed a pedagogical project in some high schools in Brazil that aimed to present science content using an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science History, Science and Society
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Braga, Marco; Guerra, Andreia; Reis, Jose Claudio – Science & Education, 2012
This paper evaluates the viability of using controversies in teaching. An educational project has been elaborated in which some historical-philosophical clashes were introduced into the classical syllabus of physics. The historical-philosophical controversy dealt with here, took place between the French physicists Biot and Ampere in the 19th…
Descriptors: Science History, Philosophy, Science Instruction, Physics