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300318 SE The way we discover the world (2018W)

Teaching models for fostering a theoretic scientific understanding of practices in natural science

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The development of adequate student conceptions of the nature of science has been a perennial objective of science instruction regardless of the currently advocated pedagogical or curricular emphases. Consequently, it has been an area of prolific research characterized by several parallel, but distinct, lines of investigation. In the seminar these different lines of investigation will be discussed including students' and teachers' conceptions of the nature of science and teaching materials to adress the nature of science in the science classroom will be presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mündliche und kleinere schriftliche Beiträge. Proseminararbeit.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Proseminararbeit: 40%
Referate: 30%
Stundenvorbereitung und Mitarbeit: 30%

Examination topics

Reading list

Popper, K. R. (1995). Karl Popper Lesebuch: Ausgewählte Texte zur Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften, Metaphysik, Sozialphilosophie. UTB.
Feyerabend, P., & Vetter, H. (1976). Wider den Methodenzwang: Skizze einer anarchistischen Erkenntnistheorie. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp.
Hacking, I. (1983). Representing and intervening: Introductory topics in the philosophy of natural science. Cambridge University Press
Latour, B. (2004). Why has critique run out of steam? From matters of fact to matters of concern. Critical inquiry, 30(2), 225-248.
Latour, B. (2002). Die Hoffnung der Pandora. Untersuchungen zur Wirklichkeit der Wissenschaft.

Association in the course directory

UF BU 10

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