A Family Resemblance Approach to the Nature of Science for Science Education

  title={A Family Resemblance Approach to the Nature of Science for Science Education},
  author={G{\"u}rol Irzik and Robert Nola},
  journal={Science \& Education},
Although there is universal consensus both in the science education literature and in the science standards documents to the effect that students should learn not only the content of science but also its nature, there is little agreement about what that nature is. This led many science educators to adopt what is sometimes called “the consensus view” about the nature of science (NOS), whose goal is to teach students only those characteristics of science on which there is wide consensus. This is… 
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