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Filippoupoliti, Anastasia; Koliopoulos, Dimitris – Science & Education, 2014
Although a growing number of research articles in recent years have treated the role of informal settings in science learning, the subject of the history of science in museums and its relationship to informal and non-formal education remains less well explored. The aim of this review is to assemble the studies of history of science in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums, Informal Education
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Falomo Bernarduzzi, Lidia; Albanesi, Gabriele; Bevilacqua, Fabio – Science & Education, 2014
To improve on the classic school trip to the museum and the traditional distinctions between formal and informal learning, every year we run a project where the schools (first the teachers and then the pupils) are actively involved right from the very first stages of planning. The various projects realised so far involve schools with children of…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources
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Sofronieva, Tzveta – Science & Education, 2014
Many of the major figures in the history of science have produced literary works, but the relationship between their poetic texts and their scientific work is often underestimated. This paper illuminates the poetry of Erwin Schrödinger--one of the premier figures in twentieth-century science, and an accomplished poet in both English and his native…
Descriptors: Science Education, Poetry, German, Bilingualism
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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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Pantidos, Panagiotis; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Valakas, Kostas; Vitoratos, Evangelos – Science & Education, 2014
This study examines how focusing on the notion of "poeticality" (poetical forms) can provide functional insights with respect to the narrativeness of physics teaching. From this perspective, through both a meaning-making and aesthetic approach, this article explores how vehicles such as verse and rhetorical figures--metaphor, irony,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Physics
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Terdimou, Maria – Science & Education, 2014
The prevailing view is that Mathematics and Poetry have nothing in common. However, if we look below the surface and dig a little deeper into two of the most important human activities throughout recorded history, surely we will discover kindred elements and similarities unseen at first glance. The poetry of Odysseas Elytis will help us to bring…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Poetry, Science History, Science Education
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Slaughter, Aimee – Science & Education, 2014
The 1920s and 1930s were a period which saw great popular interest in radiation and radioactivity in America, and the establishment of a new genre of pulp literature, science fiction. Radiation was prevalent in American popular culture at the time, and sf stories were dependent upon radiation for much of their color and excitement. In this case…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Imagination, Radiation, Weapons
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Gericke, Niklas M.; Hagberg, Mariana; dos Santos, Vanessa Carvalho; Joaquim, Leyla Mariane; El-Hani, Charbel N. – Science & Education, 2014
The aim of this paper is to investigate in a systematic and comparative way previous results of independent studies on the treatment of genes and gene function in high school textbooks from six different countries. We analyze how the conceptual variation within the scientific domain of Genetics regarding gene function models and gene concepts is…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, High Schools, Genetics
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Lederman, Norman G.; Antink, Allison; Bartos, Stephen – Science & Education, 2014
The primary focus of this article is to illustrate how teachers can use contemporary socio-scientific issues to teach students about nature of scientific knowledge as well as address the science subject matter embedded in the issues. The article provides an initial discussion about the various aspects of nature of scientific knowledge that are…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Falk, Raphael – Science & Education, 2014
Life sciences became Biology, a formal scientific discipline, at the turn of the nineteenth century, when it adopted the methods of reductive physics and chemistry. Mendel's hypothesis of inheritance of discrete factors further introduced a quantitative reductionist dimension into biology. In 1910 Johannsen differentiated between the…
Descriptors: Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Heredity
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Rollin, Bernard E. – Science & Education, 2014
Uncertainty about ethics has been a major factor in societal rejection of biotechnology. Six factors help create a societal "perfect storm" regarding ethics and biotechnology: Social demand for ethical discussion; societal scientific illiteracy; poor social understanding of ethics; a "Gresham's Law for Ethics;" Scientific…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Genetics, Ethics, Scientific Literacy
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Boerwinkel, Dirk Jan; Swierstra, Tsjalling; Waarlo, Arend Jan – Science & Education, 2014
In recent decades, Science & Technology Studies (STS) have revealed the dynamic interaction between science and technology and society. Technology development is not an autonomous process and its artifacts are not socially inert. Society and technology shape each other. Technologies often have "soft impacts" in terms of unpredicted…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Genetics, Genetic Disorders, Technological Advancement
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Papadopoulos, Ioannis – Science & Education, 2014
This paper describes a classroom experiment where students use techniques found in the history of mathematics to learn about an important mathematical idea. More precisely, sixth graders in a primary school follow Archimedes's method of exhaustion in order to compute the number p. Working in a computer environment, students inscribe and…
Descriptors: History, Grade 6, Elementary School Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Gelfert, Axel – Science & Education, 2014
Edgar Allan Poe's standing as a literary figure, who drew on (and sometimes dabbled in) the scientific debates of his time, makes him an intriguing character for any exploration of the historical interrelationship between science, literature and philosophy. His sprawling "prose-poem" "Eureka" (1848), in particular, has…
Descriptors: Observation, Inferences, Imagination, Educational Philosophy
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Fenaroli, Giuseppina; Furinghetti, Fulvia; Somaglia, Annamaria – Science & Education, 2014
In this paper we present the main lines of a course on the history of mathematics for prospective secondary school (students' age range 14-19) mathematics teachers, enrolled on a 2-year postgraduate teacher preparation program. In order to integrate the historical objectives with the educational objectives of the program we adopted the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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