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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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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