PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Connecting Inquiry and Values in Science Education: An Approach based on John Dewey's Perspective

Scientific inquiry has been emphasized in science education because it is expected to help students understand, evaluate and make informed decisions for science-related issues Overall, well-educated citizens are expected to make informed decisions when they face a controversial science-related issue. We explore how to help students use inquiry in decision-making based on John Dewey's perspective. Science education owes much to John Dewey's theories of scientific inquiry and science education. Unfortunately, although Dewey's ideas can be found in every facet of progressive science education in America and internationally, they have been under-appreciated or misunderstood in many ways.

Author Information:

Eun Ah Lee    
Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas

Matthew J. Brown    
Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas

 

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