Laboratory Life

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 9781400820412
Genre : Social Science
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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.
Category: Social Science

Auf Den Spuren Interpretativer Unterrichtsforschung In Der Mathematikdidaktik G Tz Krummheuer Zum 60 Geburtstag

Author : Birgit Brandt
ISBN : 3830973985
Genre : Education
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Die Interpretative Unterrichtsforschung ist ein Zweig der Mathematikdidaktik, der entscheidend dazu beigetragen hat, die Mathematikdidaktik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin zu etablieren. Ihre Wurzeln reichen bis in die 1970er Jahre zurück. Die Interpretative Unterrichtsforschung hat viele Gesichter. Ein Name, der untrennbar mit der Interpretativen Unterrichtforschung verknüpft ist, ist Götz Krummheuer. Von Beginn seiner Forschungstätigkeiten an hat Götz Krummheuer maßgeblich an der theoretischen Ausdifferenzierung dieses Ansatzes mitgewirkt. Seine Arbeiten schaffen forschungsmethodisch und forschungsmethodologisch Orientierungen für die empirische Theoriegenese in der Interpretativen Unterrichtsforschung. Der Sammelband ist Götz Krummheuer zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmet. Die Aufsätze in diesem Band zeigen sehr unterschiedliche Aspekte der interpretativen empirischen Forschung in der Mathematikdidaktik auf. Was die Beiträge bei aller Verschiedenheit eint, ist ihre konsequente empirische Grundlegung, die Götz Krummheuer in besonderer Weise in all seinen Arbeiten vertritt und für die er immer wieder das Wort erhebt.
Category: Education

Constructivism In Science Education

Author : Michael R. Matthews
ISBN : 9789401150323
Genre : Science
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Constructivism is one of the most influential theories in contemporary education and learning theory. It has had great influence in science education. The papers in this collection represent, arguably, the most sustained examination of the theoretical and philosophical foundations of constructivism yet published. Topics covered include: orthodox epistemology and the philosophical traditions of constructivism; the relationship of epistemology to learning theory; the connection between philosophy and pedagogy in constructivist practice; the difference between radical and social constructivism, and an appraisal of their epistemology; the strengths and weaknesses of the Strong Programme in the sociology of science and implications for science education. The book contains an extensive bibliography. Contributors include philosophers of science, philosophers of education, science educators, and cognitive scientists. The book is noteworthy for bringing this diverse range of disciplines together in the examination of a central educational topic.
Category: Science

Wissensnetzwerke In Der Klimapolitik

Author : Judith Christine Enders
ISBN : 363157438X
Genre : Political Science
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In der Wissenschaft haben sich, wie in vielen Lebensbereichen, Kommunikationsmechanismen verandert und dadurch Wissenschaftler international vernetzt. Bei wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten kann von einem vorausgegangenen Abgleich der wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse in einem Wissensnetzwerk ausgegangen werden. Dieses Buch beschaftigt sich mit der Frage, welche Bedeutung der international vernetzten Forschung zur Klimapolitik zukommt. Welche Motive, Ziele und Interessen bilden den Ausgangspunkt wissenschaftlicher Expertisen zum Klimawandel? Unter welchen Voraussetzungen und Bedingungen arbeitet vernetzte Wissenschaft an Losungsansatzen zur Klimaproblematik? Wie ist die Deutung des Problems durch die Wissenschaftsgemeinde und die daraus resultierende Einflussnahme von wissenschaftlichen Analysen einzuschatzen? Welche Einflussmoglichkeiten hat Wissenschaft auf die politische Debatte zum Klimawandel?"
Category: Political Science

Ending The Science Wars

Author : John D. Baldwin
ISBN : 9781317260431
Genre : Social Science
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The "science wars" have been raging for decades, raising many questions about the power of science. Some critics claim that science, including social science, is "merely a social construction" that fallible humans have created with words and other symbols. If this is true, is science as formidable a source of knowledge as most scientists claim? Baldwin explains why the edifice of science has robust properties that make it one of the most useful forms of knowledge that humans have ever created, although it is not perfect. He trenchantly examines all sides of the debate and uses the philosophy of pragmatism to reveal the special characteristics that make science work as well as it does. Ending the Science Wars shows how science is far better grounded than its critics claim. The book not only helps resolve many current debates about science, it is a major contribution for explaining science in terms of a powerful philosophical system. This makes the book valuable to scientists in all fields of research-and intellectually challenging for science's critics.
Category: Social Science

International Handbook Of Research In History Philosophy And Science Teaching

Author : Michael R. Matthews
ISBN : 9789400776548
Genre : Education
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This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researchers from 30 countries; it provides a logically structured, fully referenced guide to the ways in which science and mathematics education is, informed by the history and philosophy of these disciplines, as well as by the philosophy of education more generally. The first handbook to cover the field, it lays down a much-needed marker of progress to date and provides a platform for informed and coherent future analysis and research of the subject. The publication comes at a time of heightened worldwide concern over the standard of science and mathematics education, attended by fierce debate over how best to reform curricula and enliven student engagement in the subjects. There is a growing recognition among educators and policy makers that the learning of science must dovetail with learning about science; this handbook is uniquely positioned as a locus for the discussion. The handbook features sections on pedagogical, theoretical, national, and biographical research, setting the literature of each tradition in its historical context. It reminds readers at a crucial juncture that there has been a long and rich tradition of historical and philosophical engagements with science and mathematics teaching, and that lessons can be learnt from these engagements for the resolution of current theoretical, curricular and pedagogical questions that face teachers and administrators. Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University This handbook gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia
Category: Education

Science And Technology Studies

Author : Stefan Beck
ISBN : 9783839421062
Genre : Social Science
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden theoretischen und methodischen Aspekten klassische sowie neuere ethnographische Arbeiten in den Mittelpunkt und diskutiert die Bedeutung von Materialität, Wissen und Praxis sowie von Infrastrukturen und Klassifikationen für das Verständnis von Wissenschaft und Technik.
Category: Social Science

Professional Communication In Engineering

Author : H. Sales
ISBN : 9780230625143
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book gives an inside view of real engineers communicating in a modern aerospace engineering environment. Using many authentic texts and language examples, the author describes the writing of specifications and requirements, engineering proposals, executive summaries and other communication tasks.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines