Academic Catalog

MSE349 HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE

Course Code: 4600349
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mathematics And Science Education
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Scientific literacy; nature of science; characteristics of scientific knowledge; myths of science; history and philosophy of science; historical development of scientific knowledge; interaction of science with technology, environment and society. Nature of science instruction; students conceptions of nature of science; historical approach to understanding of nature of science; teaching science through history and nature of science; activities for teaching the nature of science; activities that promote understandings of the nature of science; nature of science in science textbooks and in science curriculum.