, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 41–52

Philosophic stance of secondary school science teachers, curriculum experiences, and children's understanding of science: Some preliminary findings

  • Derek Hodson
Part One: A Richer View of Education

DOI: 10.1007/BF01447339

Cite this article as:
Hodson, D. Interchange (1993) 24: 41. doi:10.1007/BF01447339


This study sought to establish whether teachers' views about the nature of science and scientific inquiry are reflected in their choice and design of learning experiences and, therefore, are significant influences on children's understanding of science. Even those teachers who hold clear and coherent views about science do not plan laboratory-based activities consistently in relation to those views, concentrating instead on the immediate concerns of classroom management and on concept acquisition and development.


philosophy of sciencechildren's viewscurriculumlaboratory workteachers' viewsteachers' actions

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Hodson
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  1. 1.Department of CurriculumOntario Institute for Studies in EducationTorontoCanada