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ERIC Number: EJ1039994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
"The Name of the Rose": A Path to Discuss the Birth of Modern Science
Guerra, Andreia; Braga, Marco
Science & Education, v23 n3 p643-654 Mar 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 science classes. This paper contributes to this debate and argues the importance of having young students study the birth of modern science. Such study could allow students to understand that some of the issues about the nature of science arose in the seventeenth century with the birth of modern science. To achieve this purpose, it is important to discuss the different factors that immersed the birth of modern science. To accomplish this goal, the novel "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco may be used. Beyond introducing issues surrounding the nature of science, this strategy could help overcome the separation between the arts and humanities in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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