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Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science

Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University

The original activity Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science already exists within the SERC website. This page describes how this activity can be used to teach about the process of science.

Description

This activity consists of a reading and in-class discussion about the nature of science that also incorporates a discussion of the science-religion interface. The program is designed to directly confront common misconceptions about these topics.

How does this activity lend itself to teaching the process of science?

Often the nature of science and the science-religion interface is addressed in an overly simplistic manner that can turn off many students to the subject. This has real consequences for the way science and scientists are perceived by society and for our ability to attract young people into scientific careers. The Science as Storytelling program is designed to help instructors address some of the subtleties of these issues in a way that is understandable for students in introductory science classes and that promotes a more positive attitude toward science.

Specific adaptations to modify this activity to teach the process of science

No specific adaptations are needed.

Assessment adaptations to focus on the process of science

No specific adaptations are needed.




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