How history of science informs individual development of scientific reasoning and supports a reflective perspective thereon

Per Kind, at our October workshop, put forward the idea that informative parallels can be drawn between the development of science-knowledge across chronological time, i.e. the history of science, and the development of scientific reasoning within the individual, across developmental time. This opens up an indirect way of how studying Grosseteste and his time canContinue reading “How history of science informs individual development of scientific reasoning and supports a reflective perspective thereon”

How Grosseteste could help in conveying a ‘grasp of scientific practice’

In recent years science education has moved progressively further away from teaching students scientific facts towards conveying an understanding of how science works, or of the Nature of Science (NOS). One attempt in this respect has been to define a set of necessary and sufficient criteria that distinguish good from bad scientific inquiry, and toContinue reading “How Grosseteste could help in conveying a ‘grasp of scientific practice’”