The nature of scientific knowledge and how certain approaches in scientific research affect the scientific knowledge will be discussed. The role of scientific literacy on the nature of scientific knowledge is examined and students become aware of this aspect of knowing.
The philosophy of science. The definition of science, its goals and its phases. Epistemology, the nature of scientific concepts and scientific knowledge. Approaches to the nature of science and instruction. Classroom activities in teaching the nature of science. System dynamics approach. The nature of science and science-technology-society-environment. The nature of science and scientific process skills. Evaluation of learning materials related to the nature of science. Overall; the nature of science terminology commonly used in science education.