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Metaphor and analogy: Serious thought in science education

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Springer
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Keywords
  • 130212 Science Technology And Engineering Curriculum And Pedagogy
  • Metaphor
  • Analogy
  • Science Education
Disciplines
  • Education
  • Philosophy

Abstract

In this introductory chapter, we locate the study of analogy and metaphor in science education in context by identifying the seminal philosophical developments in the mid -twentieth century that led to significant educational applications in teaching and learning science. Then the themes of the book and the major issues raised by the contributors are previewed.

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