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Scientism, creationism or category error? A cross‐age survey of secondary school students’ perceptions of the relationships between science and religion
We report on a survey of 1717 students at two different points of their secondary school education. This survey is designed to discover their reasoning about scientific and religious accounts of theExpand
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Exploring Secondary School Students’ Stances on the Predictive and Explanatory Power of Science
There are widespread calls for school education to put more emphasis on developing students’ appreciation of the power and limitations of science. Without effective teaching, there is a risk thatExpand
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Entrenched Compartmentalisation and Students' Abilities and Levels of Interest in Science.
This article explores the notion that asking and exploring so called ‘big questions’ could potentially increase the diversity and number of students who aspire to work in science and science relatedExpand
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Perceptions of the relationships between science and religion held by upper-secondary school students in Church of England schools
We report on a large-scale survey of 1,772 upper-secondary school students in 16 Church of England schools to discover their perceptions of how science and religion relate. We found that students whoExpand
Developing a Workshop for Secondary School Students that Provides a Space to Explore Questions About Human Personhood Through the Context of Human-like Machines
This chapter explains the rationale, design and evaluation of a series of activities for secondary school students which were developed by specialists in education, neuroscience and philosophy asExpand
Can a robot think for itself? Helping young people to ask big questions about human and electronic personhood
It is common to use anthropomorphic labels when talking about technology, for example describing some robots and phones as smart, thinking and talking. This article describes a workshop in whichExpand
A Framework for Teaching Epistemic Insight in Schools
This paper gives the rationale and a draft outline for a framework for education to teach epistemic insight into schools in England. The motivation to research and propose a strategy to teach andExpand
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Secondary School Students’ Reasoning About Science and Personhood
Scientific advances, particularly in evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience and artificial intelligence, present many challenges to religious and popular notions of personhood. This paperExpand
Educational Technology Along with the Uncritical Mass Versus Ethics
Abstract This paper considers the ethics of educational technology in terms of whether or not selected media and methods are beneficial to the teacher and student, or whether other motives andExpand
Primary school students’ perspectives on questions that bridge science and religion: findings from a survey study in England
This article describes the development of a questionnaire to discover primary school students’ perceptions of science, religion and the relationships between them on a range of topics that are knownExpand
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