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Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education


Davson-Galle, P, Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education, Science & Education, 13, (6) pp. 503-517. ISSN 0926-7220 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1023/B:SCED.0000042989.69218.77


In this article I explore a case for the inclusion of some aspects of critical thinking and of philosophy of science within science education that appeals to two commonly accepted aims of science education. Although motivated by reading Harvey Siegel''s Educating Reason (1988), and emerging from his discussion there, the aspects I explore go beyond that discussion.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Philosophy of science - critical thinking - science education - epistemology
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:History and philosophy of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Davson-Galle, P (Mr Peter Davson-Galle)
ID Code:30711
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-04-30
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