Towards Worldview Education Beyond Language-Culture Incommensurability

  • Ken KawasakiEmail author


This article presents an axiomatic expression of science education: [SCIENCE EDUCATION] is a system of teaching [SCIENCE]. The axiom includes two indefinable terms, [SCIENCE EDUCATION] and [SCIENCE]. In the same way that axiomatics of geometry distinguishes among axioms, postulates and theorems, the axiom presupposes a distinction among the three stages of cognition: axiom, postulate and theorem. This distinction, which is properly called the axiomatics model, will draw science educators' attention to how scientific concepts are distorted, and will develop science education towards worldview education. In the context of science education, worldview education has the potential to enable science educators and pupils to liberate themselves from their language-culture prejudices. On the basis of the axiomatics model, mutual understanding of different language-culture communities will be greatly promoted in the science classroom.

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axiomatics and structuralism incommensurability language worldview 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationKochi UniversityKochi CityJapan

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