Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Rutherford's enlarged: A content-embedded activity to teach about nature of science part of Process of Science:Examples
This activity can be used to help middle and secondary school students develop more informed understandings of some important aspects of nature of science in the context of teaching them about Rutherford's experiments and atomic structure.
Science Education and Philosophy of Science part of Process of Science:Courses
The course surveys issues in philosophy of science that are central to science education through an exploration of the works of twentieth century philosophers of science who were most influential in shaping thinking about science in the science education community. Relevant readings from science and history of science are also explored. The course aims to help participants develop informed and critical views of nature of science and its implications for science teaching and learning.