Secondary School Students’ Epistemic Insight into the Relationships Between Science and Religion—A Preliminary Enquiry

@article{Billingsley2013SecondarySS,
  title={Secondary School Students’ Epistemic Insight into the Relationships Between Science and Religion—A Preliminary Enquiry},
  author={B. Billingsley and K. Taber and F. Riga and H. Newdick},
  journal={Research in Science Education},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={1715-1732}
}
A number of previous studies have shown that there is a widespread view among young people that science and religion are opposed. In this paper, we suggest that it requires a significant level of what can be termed “epistemic insight” to access the idea that some people see science and religion as compatible while others do not. To explore this further, we draw on previous work to devise a methodology to discover students’ thinking about apparent contradictions between scientific and religious… Expand
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