• Sociology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Isis; an international review…
    2008
  • DOI:10.1086/588690

Does science education need the history of science?

@article{Gooday2008DoesSE,
  title={Does science education need the history of science?},
  author={G. J. N. Gooday and John M. Lynch and Kenneth G. Wilson and Constance K. Barsky},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          322-30
        }
}
This essay argues that science education can gain from close engagement with the history of science both in the training of prospective vocational scientists and in educating the broader public about the nature of science. First it shows how historicizing science in the classroom can improve the pedagogical experience of science students and might even help them turn into more effective professional practitioners of science. Then it examines how historians of science can support the scientific… CONTINUE READING
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