Science and Science Teaching

  • Nicos Valanides
  • Maria Papageorgiou
  • Pavlos Rigas
Chapter

Abstract

Science is a term that has been used to describe both the body of knowledge (product) and the processes that are being used for developing and validating this accumulated knowledge. Processes and knowledge are necessarily integrated, because scientists use inductive and deductive processes to formulate laws, generalizations, and regularities that constitute the product of science. Both psychologists and science educators have been interested both in the product, or the individual knowledge about scientific concepts, and the processes that are being used to foster this knowledge acquisition and continuous revision. It is however unanimously concluded that learners’ individual knowledge about science concepts and processes are necessarily influenced by the ways science teachers teach. These ways of teaching science have also impact and important implications on learners’ lifelong abilities to educate themselves and solve real-life problems.

Keywords

Hydrostatic Pressure Analogical Reasoning Science Textbook Argumentative Discussion Teacher Guide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicos Valanides
    • 1
  • Maria Papageorgiou
    • 1
  • Pavlos Rigas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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