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Philosophy, Science, Education and Culture : Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education - Robert Nola

Philosophy, Science, Education and Culture

Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Hardcover Published: February 2006
ISBN: 9781402037696
Number Of Pages: 490

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Introduction.- Epistemology and Education: Belief, Learning and Education.- Knowledge, Education and Critical Inquiry. Plato on Knowledge and a Socratic Model of Learning.-Some Problems for Theories of Knowledge and their Resolution. Varieties of Constructivism and the Inaccesability of Reality Argument. Philosophy of Science, Methodology and Science Education. The Aims of Science and Critical Inquiry. Naïve Inductivism as a Methodology in Science. Hypothetico-Deductivism as a Methodology in Science. Baysian Methodology in Science. Scientific Realism and Modelling Reality. The Postmodernist Impass.- Sociology Versus Rationality of Science.- Lyotard, Postmodernism and Education.- Science Education, Culture and Politics. Multiculturalism and Science Education.

Belief, learning and educationp. 23
Knowledge, education and critical inquiryp. 51
Plato on knowledge, and a Socratic model of inquiryp. 91
Some problems for theories of knowledge and their resolutionp. 111
Varieties of constructivism and the inaccessibility of reality argumentp. 149
The aims of science and critical inquiryp. 185
Naive inductivism as a methodology in sciencep. 207
Hypothetico-deductivism as a methodology in sciencep. 231
Bayesian methodology in sciencep. 259
Scientific realism and modelling realityp. 285
Sociology versus rationality in sciencep. 325
Lyotard, postmodernism and educationp. 355
Multiculturalism and science educationp. 393
Politics of science and science educationp. 441
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ISBN: 9781402037696
ISBN-10: 1402037694
Series: Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 490
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.95