The role of History and philosophy of science in reflective science teacher education

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: the current Iranian science teacher education curriculum lacks the potentiality to educate reflective teachers due to its affection from discipline-based approaches in science education and lack of any connection between educational ethos and the content. This paper tries to elaborate these two serious problems and moreover, insist on a kind of new knowledge in science teacher education which can compensate for this shortcoming. what this new knowledge named ‘history and philosophy of science’ is, that has been considered important all around the world, and how this knowledge can affect teacher education curriculum? These two questions are addressed in this paper.  


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