Epistemology, practical work and Academic skills in science education
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- Kirschner, P.A. Sci Educ (1992) 1: 273. doi:10.1007/BF00430277
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This article discusses the inherent flaws in considering and using the epistemology of the natural sciences as equivalent to a pedagogic basis for teaching and learning in the natural sciences. It begins with a discussion of the difference between practising science and learning to practice science. It follows with a discussion and refutation of three commonly held motives for using practicals in science education. It concludes with the presentation of three new, better motives for their use.