Beliefs and Values in Science Education
Written by Michael Poole
Part of the UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP Series
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Beliefs and Values in Science Education by Michael PooleThis 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.
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An excellent handbook for teachers."
...an invaluable reference."
...written with such clarity and lack of scientific jargon it should prove profitable reading for anyone."
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."
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Open University Press
1st June 1995
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