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Timo Suvanto CoH. The Philosophy and P ractice of Science. C ourse in Astronomical Envinronment for T eachers and Students. Participants. Cosmos teachers (3 categories ) Hard core ( 4 teachers ) Teacher’s teachers from different levels (20 teschers )

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The philosophy and p ractice of science

Timo Suvanto CoH

The Philosophy and Practice of Science

Course in AstronomicalEnvinronmentfor Teachers and Students


Participants

Participants

  • Cosmosteachers (3 categories)

    • Hardcore ( 4 teachers)

    • Teacher’steachersfromdifferentlevels (20 teschers)

    • Teachers, whoareintersted in science teaching, especiallyasrtronomy.

  • Highschoolstudents of Helsinki


Goals

Goals

  • The goal of the course is that the students, with emphasis on sections selected following their personal preferences, will know how

  • to distinguish between a scientific and non-scientific approach

  • to apply central scientific methods in their own research

  • to report "in the language of science" and also popularise information

  • to critically search for information from various sources

  • to take part in discussion in the "scientific community"

  • to share what they have learnt by teaching others

  • to do team work when necessary.

  • to become familiar with scientific debates. During course several duel debates and multi person debates are organised.


Key areas

Key areas

  • general scientific criteria and methods

  • research objects and methods in astronomy

  • drawing up a research plan

  • searching for information

  • summarizing an astronomical book, article, lecture etc.

  • making one's own observations by instruments or by sensory methods

  • source criticism

  • popularisation of information

  • course project: either an experimental study or a study based on references


Working methods

Working methods

  • Tests

  • Debates

  • Practicalworks

  • Criticalarticles

  • Excursions

  • Planinglessons

  • Teachingothers

  • Makingobservations


My hopes

My Hopes

  • Getideas, how to useCosmosmaterial in my Philosophy and Practice of Science course

  • Maybealsolearn to makematerialbymyself

  • Havegoodconversationswithotherparticipants of summer school and alsogiveideas and visions.


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