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Designing and evaluating nature of science activities for teacher education. Fanny Seroglou & Agustin Aduriz-Bravo Aristotle University Universidad de of Thessaloniki Buenos Aires Greece Argentina. teacher educators .
Fanny Seroglou & Agustin Aduriz-Bravo
Aristotle University Universidad de
of Thessaloniki Buenos Aires
help and encourage
prospective and in-service teachers
education for all
history of science
philosophy of science
sociology of science
a set of structural guidelines to design
teacher education courses
an evaluation tool for NOS applications
Thessaloniki Buenos Aires
GNOSIS structural guidelines
narratives for teaching NOS
a historical review of the relations between
creator and creation in science and
ethical issues arising from scientific creation
a variety of scientific contents
(cloning, eugenics, euthanasia)
the kind of answers science is seeking
the philosophical questions that intrigue
the demands of society that favor different
strands of scientific research
the way scientific results reform and reshape
social and cultural structures
attitudes and values concerning…
responsibility in scientific creation
aims and motives for creating
“independence” of creation from creator
teachers functioning as “audience”
of the communicated stories, they feel
detached and safely at a distance
from the target contents that are debated
resource for meaningful science teaching
films, legendary tales, poems,
provide background and raise issues
in the past…
were communicated through story-telling
are powerfully presented through films
the film, perspective teachers were asked to
discuss and debate about:
the scientific and the philosophical
questions raised in the film and the
interrelations between these two
Can science help us solve problems of
our life that seem impossible to solve?
Is life a creation or a construct?
What are the limits of science?
What parameters define those limits?
As scientific questions meet philosophical questions, what are the boarders of such an interaction?
How should genetics develop and be dealt with in order to benefit contemporary and future societies?
Should the aims of science
(and especially genetics) be
immortality, youth, race perfection etc.
or a better quality of life for all?
Should we take advantage of
the maximum of potentials of science
(and especially genetics)
and the scientific creations
driven only by profit?