Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
Curriculum designers in both Pakistan and the UK accept that science education for today’s young people should not just be about learning science, it should also include learning about the nature of science. However, together with other research evidence, this article suggests that for many science teachers, teaching about the nature of science might be problematic as they do not have the necessary understanding of the nature of science themselves. This article also argues that there are benefits in teachers across cultural divides sharing their understandings about the nature of science.
School Science Review
(2004). Teachers’ conceptions of the nature of science: A comparative study from Pakistan and UK. School Science Review, 86(314), 93-100.
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