Cosmology and Science Education: Problems and Promises

Kragh, Helge (2012) Cosmology and Science Education: Problems and Promises. Physics Education. ISSN 0031-9120, 1361-6552

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Abstract

Cosmology differs in some respects significantly from other sciences, primarily because of its intimate association with issues of a conceptual and philosophical nature. Because cosmology in the broader sense relates to the world views held by students, it provides a means for bridging the gap between the teaching of science and the teaching of humanistic subjects. Students should of course learn to distinguish between what is right and wrong about the science of the universe. No less importantly, they should learn to recognize the limits of science and that there are questions about nature that may forever remain unanswered. Cosmology, more than any other science, is well suited to illuminate issues of this kind.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 00:19
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 05:32
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1695

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