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Science, Religion, and Pedagogy: Teachers’ Perspectives

  • Nasser MansourEmail author
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Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 48)

Abstract

This chapter is based on the findings of a series of research studies that I carried out in the area “religious beliefs and science education” with Egyptian science teachers. I begin with a brief representation of Islamic perspective of the nature of science (part one). Then I present Science teachers’ views of science and religion in Islamic context (part two). In part three, I will discuss science teachers’ cultural beliefs and serotypes of science, religion, and scientists. This is followed by discussing the impact of these religious beliefs on teachers’ pedagogical practices and views of teaching science (part four). The last part explains how professional learning programme might respond to teachers’ cultural beliefs and serotypes of science, religion, and scientists (part five).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK

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