A New ‘Idea of Nature’ for Chemical Education

  title={A New ‘Idea of Nature’ for Chemical Education},
  author={Joseph E. Earley},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  • J. Earley
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Science & Education
Abstract“The idea of nature” (general model of how things work) that is accepted in a society strongly influences that group’s social and technological progress. Currently, science education concentrates on analysis of stable pre-existing items to minimum constituents. This emphasis is consistent with an outlook that has been widely accepted since the late Renaissance—that characteristics of individuals depend exclusively on the properties of their microscopic components. Much of 19th and 20th… Expand
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