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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student: - he is able to move independently in applying specific techniques learned on their own or in designs organized by the institutions; - he knows how to deal with others on how to use and documentation techniques learned; - he knows how to place the specific knowledge learned in different types of service; - he knows how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of instrumentation techniques learned; - he knows how to transfer the technologies learned in different contexts while making amendments and additions personal.

Course contents

Epistemology of science education

          To grasp the fundamentals of science education need to understand how they developed the foundations of other disciplines. It will realize that the natural sciences are aimed at deciphering the complexity of a certain type of phenomena while the human sciences are geared to decipher another type of phenomena. The educational sciences are within this second type.

           You will see how all science applied a diversity of tools and methodologies, depending on the phenomenon to decipher, so there is no single scientific method, but many. You can mathematize a space launch but you can mathematize feelings. It is the money and feelings that make the world go round. The first can be mathematized but any attempt to mathematize the second is, in the words of Popper - the largest epistemologist science of '900 - aping senseless.


B. Lipton, The biology of belief, Hay Hous, Inc, New York City 2005

Teaching methods

lessons, workshop, film

Assessment methods

considerations on the topics of the workshop

Office hours

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