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

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The Value of History and Philosophy of Science for Science Teacher Education

Accurately understanding important features of the history and nature of science is an important aspect of scientific literacy, and a longstanding goal of science education. This is reflected in its being part of most contemporary science education reform documents. But the value of history and philosophy of science (HPS) extends beyond understanding the characteristics of science, scientists and scientific knowledge to assisting teachers to teach and students to learn science. This session will address how HPS, when thoughtfully and seriously applied in science teacher education,can improve teaching and learning of science.

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Michael Clough    
School of Education
Iowa State University


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