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ERIC Number: EJ965695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Role of Historical-Philosophical Controversies in Teaching Sciences: The Debate between Biot and Ampere
Braga, Marco; Guerra, Andreia; Reis, Jose Claudio
Science & Education, v21 n6 p921-934 Jun 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 century and referred to distinct interpretations of the Oersted experiment. This controversy was inserted into the syllabus of the 12th grade of a Brazilian secondary school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil