Presents a sustained philosophically-informed examination of science, culture, and education
Shows detailed accounts of the application of history and philosophy of science in the construction and justification of science curricula
Brings philosophy of education to bear upon the vexed issue of indoctrination in science education
Provides a concise overview of the field and its key research traditions
Part of the book series: Science: Philosophy, History and Education (SPHE)
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
Curriculum Development and Justification
Indoctrination and Science Education
About this book
This anthology opens new perspectives in the domain of history, philosophy, and science teaching research. Its four sections are: first, science, culture and education; second, the teaching and learning of science; third, curriculum development and justification; and fourth, indoctrination.
The first group of essays deal with the neglected topic of science education and the Enlightenment tradition. These essays show that many core commitments of modern science education have their roots in this tradition, and consequently all can benefit from a more informed awareness of its strengths and weaknesses. Other essays address research on leaning and teaching from the perspectives of social epistemology and educational psychology. Included here is the first ever English translation of Ernst Mach’s most influential 1890 paper on ‘The Psychological and Logical Moment in Natural Science Teaching’. This paper launched the influential Machian tradition in education.
Other essays address concrete cases of the utilisation of history and philosophy in the development and justification of school science curricula. These are instances of the supportive relation of HPS&ST research to curriculum theorising. Finally, two essays address the topic of Indoctrination in science education; a subject long-discussed in philosophy of education, but inadequately in science education.
This book is a timely reminder of why history and philosophy of science are urgently needed to support understanding of science. From major traditions such as the Enlightenment to the tensions around cultural studies of science, the book provides a comprehensive context for the scientific endeavour, drawing on curriculum and instructional examples.
Sibel Erduran, University of Oxford, UK
The scholarship that each of the authors in this volume offers deepens our understanding of what we teach in science and why that understanding matters. This is an important book exploring a wide set of issues and should be read by anyone with an interest in science or science education.
Jonathan Osborne, Stanford University, USA
This volume presents new and updated perspectives in the field, such as the Enlightenment Tradition, Cultural Studies, Indoctrination in Science Education, and Nature of Science. Highly recommended.
Mansoor Niaz, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
This volume provides an extremely valuable set of insights into educational issues related to the history and philosophy of science.
Michael J Reiss, University College London, UK
- History of science
- Inquiry learning
- Nature of Science
- Philosophy of science
- Science curriculum
- Science teaching
- Scientific knowledge
- Scientific method
Editors and Affiliations
School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Michael R. Matthews
Book Title: History, Philosophy and Science Teaching
Book Subtitle: New Perspectives
Editors: Michael R. Matthews
Series Title: Science: Philosophy, History and Education
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-62614-7Published: 17 October 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87355-8Published: 26 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-62616-1Published: 30 August 2017
Series ISSN: 2520-8594
Series E-ISSN: 2520-8608
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXV, 326
Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics: Science Education, Philosophy of Science, Educational Philosophy, Philosophy of Education