Beliefs and Values in Science Education by Michael Poole


Beliefs and Values in Science Education by Michael Poole

This book examines ways in which beliefs and values interact with science and science teaching. It looks at some of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural contexts within which science has developed and considers how these factors can affect the choice of scientific theory. Various historical sections provide resource material for showing pupils the role of the history of science in the study of science. Interactions between science and religious belief are also analysed to clarify the nature, strengths and limitations of science as well as its place in the total curriculum. Publication of this book is particularly timely as contributions to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are currently receiving emphasis across the whole curriculum.


"It will be of considerable interest and value to all science teachers at any level." - Aslib Book List "...admirably suitable for science teacher education courses and for senior school science and STS courses." - Science and Education "This is an excellent book for use inscience education in a Christian context, and as a book for adult consideration of these important topics." - Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith " excellent introduction for teachers and trainee teachers of science to the complex web of theories of knowledge, moral philosophy, theories of learning and the nature of science." - School Science Review "A highly readable and topical survey of the subject, exposing the hidden assumptions behind much of science teaching and giving an excellent summary of many of the emerging ideas in science." - Scientific & Medical Network "An excellent handbook for teachers." - Gen Ethics " invaluable reference." - Spectrum 28:2 "...written with such clarity and lack of scientific jargon it should prove profitable reading for anyone." - Science and Christian Belief "The books overwhelming merit is that it helps to fill amajor deficiency in books available in the values area of science. Every school/departmental library should possess a copy." - Australian Science Teachers Journal

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152 pages


Michael Poole
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Publication date

1st June 1995



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