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Consensos sobre la naturaleza de la ciencia: aspectos epistemológicos

Author(s): José Antonio Acevedo-Díaz | Ángel Vázquez-Alonso | Mª Antonia Manassero-Mas | Pilar Acevedo-Romero

Journal: Revista Eureka sobre Enseñanza y Divulgación de las Ciencias
ISSN 1697-011X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 202;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Nature of science | epistemological traits | consensus | Questionnaire of Opinions on STS | empiric investigation

A previous condition to effectively insert the nature of science in the science school curriculum requires setting up the agreements on the main features of the curriculum contents that should be explicitly addressed into the science classroom. This paper shows some agreements that have been attained through an empiric methodology of research, which is based on the assessment of the questions included in the Questionnaire of Opinions on Science, Technology and Society (COCTS) by a panel of 16 expert judges. The reached consensuses are limited here to the specific issues of the epistemology of the science, which not only include issues of philosophy of science but also the definitions of science and technology and their relationships. The results display both some appropriate traits as well as those more numerous inadequate traits revealed by the empirical analysis that has been carried out.
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