Chemistry Education And Contributions From History And Philosophy Of Science by Mansoor Niaz

Full Title: Chemistry Education And Contributions From History And Philosophy Of Science
Author/Editor(s): Mansoor Niaz
ISBN: 3319262483, 9783319262482
Publisher: Springer
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: online resource included,
Series: Science: Philosophy, History And Education
Edition: 1st Edition 2016. [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 250 (XX, 250 p)
Categories:
Education
History
Philosophy And Science
Science Education
History Of Science
Philosophy Of Science


Content:
Preface
Acknowledgments
Foreword

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Models, theories and laws in philosophy of science and science education

Chapter 3 Nature of science in science education: An integrated view

Chapter 4 Understanding atomic models in chemistry: Why do models change

Chapter 5 Understanding stoichiometry: Do scientific laws help in learning science

Chapter 6 Understanding valence bond and molecular orbital models: Contingency at work

Chapter 7 An overview of research in chemistry education

Chapter 8 Conclusions: From empiricism to historicism to naturalism and beyond
References
Appendices.
This book explores the relationship between the content of chemistry education and the history and philosophy of science (HPS) framework that underlies such education. It discusses the need to present an image that reflects how chemistry developed and progresses. It proposes that chemistry should be taught the way it is practiced by chemists: as a human enterprise, at the interface of scientific practice and HPS. Finally, it sets out to convince teachers to go beyond the traditional classroom practice and explore new teaching strategies. The importance of HPS has been recognized for the science curriculum since the middle of the 20th century. The need for teaching chemistry within a historical context is not difficult to understand as HPS is not far below the surface in any science classroom. A review of the literature shows that the traditional chemistry classroom, curricula, and textbooks while dealing with concepts such as law, theory, model, explanation, hypothesis, observation, evidence and idealization, generally ignore elements of the history and philosophy of science. This book proposes that the conceptual understanding of chemistry requires knowledge and understanding of the history and philosophy of science. “Professor Niaz’s book is most welcome, coming at a time when there is an urgently felt need to upgrade the teaching of science. The book is a huge aid for adding to the usual way - presenting science as a series of mere facts -also the necessary mandate: to show how science is done, and how science, through its history and philosophy, is part of the cultural development of humanity.” Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics & Professor of History of Science, Harvard University “In this stimulating and sophisticated blend of history of chemistry, philosophy of science, and science pedagogy, Professor Mansoor Niaz has succeeded in offering a promising new approach to the teaching of fundamental ideas in chemistry. Historians and philosophers of chemistry - and above all, chemistry teachers - will find this book full of valuable and highly usable new ideas” Alan Rocke, Case Western Reserve University “This book artfully connects chemistry and chemistry education to the human context in which chemical science is practiced and the historical and philosophical background that illuminates that practice. Mansoor Niaz deftly weaves together historical episodes in the quest for scientific knowledge with the psychology of learning and philosophical reflections on the nature of scientific knowledge and method. The result is a compelling case for historically and philosophically informed science education. Highly recommended!” Harvey Siegel, University of Miami.

Electronic Resources:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26248-2

ISBNPlus ID: SPR.VC1.65225-11-6653428
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: LC8-6691
Dewey Decimal: 507.1
Released Date: 20151223

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