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Article: When Nature of Science Meets Marxism: Aspects of Nature of Science Taught by Chinese Science Teacher Educators to Prospective Science Teachers

TitleWhen Nature of Science Meets Marxism: Aspects of Nature of Science Taught by Chinese Science Teacher Educators to Prospective Science Teachers
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0926-7220
Citation
Science And Education, 2013, v. 22 n. 5, p. 1115-1140 How to Cite?
AbstractNature of science (NOS) is beginning to find its place in the science education in China. In a study which investigated Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers through semi-structured interviews, five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension, NOS content to be taught to prospective science teachers. Among a total of twenty NOS elements considered by the Chinese science teacher educators to be important ideas to be taught, five were suggested by no less than a half of the educators. They are (1) empirical basis of scientific investigation, (2) logics in scientific investigation, (3) general process of scientific investigation, (4) progressive nature of scientific knowledge, and (5) realist views of mind and natural world. This paper discusses the influence of Marxism, a special socio-cultural factor in China, on Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of NOS content to be taught to prospective science teachers. We argue the importance of considering ideological traditions (mainly those in general philosophy and religion) when interpreting views of NOS or its content to be taught in different countries and regions and understanding students' conceptual ecology of learning NOS. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164688
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.792
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.699
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dc.contributor.authorWan, ZHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:08:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:08:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_HK
dc.identifier.citationScience And Education, 2013, v. 22 n. 5, p. 1115-1140en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0926-7220en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164688-
dc.description.abstractNature of science (NOS) is beginning to find its place in the science education in China. In a study which investigated Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers through semi-structured interviews, five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension, NOS content to be taught to prospective science teachers. Among a total of twenty NOS elements considered by the Chinese science teacher educators to be important ideas to be taught, five were suggested by no less than a half of the educators. They are (1) empirical basis of scientific investigation, (2) logics in scientific investigation, (3) general process of scientific investigation, (4) progressive nature of scientific knowledge, and (5) realist views of mind and natural world. This paper discusses the influence of Marxism, a special socio-cultural factor in China, on Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of NOS content to be taught to prospective science teachers. We argue the importance of considering ideological traditions (mainly those in general philosophy and religion) when interpreting views of NOS or its content to be taught in different countries and regions and understanding students' conceptual ecology of learning NOS. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0926-7220en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofScience and Educationen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.titleWhen Nature of Science Meets Marxism: Aspects of Nature of Science Taught by Chinese Science Teacher Educators to Prospective Science Teachersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, SL: aslwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11191-012-9504-2en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros208822en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWan, ZH=52264987500en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridZhan, Y=55253959200en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike10834137-

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