Beliefs and Values in Science Education

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Index
abiotic control mechanisms, 75
absolutes, 21
aether, 56
affective/emotional element in values, 17–18
agency, 81, 87, 126, 129
agnosticism, 22
albedo, 74
alchemy, 73
algae, oceanic, 73
alpha-particles, 55
analogy/metaphor/model, 49ff
arguing from, 49, 59, 70, 129
control, 53
cosmological, 57
disclosure, 55
environmental, 57
evaluative nature, 49, 53
evocative power, 49
extensibility/provoking further thought, 49, 55, 56, 58, 78
forms and functions, 52–3
fíctionalism, 54
fxuitfulness, 54
key concept, 52
mathematical, 52, 58
negative, neutral and positive features, 55
persuasive power, 49, 61
picturability, 52
scale, 52
theoretical, 54
uses, abuses and pitfalls, 50, 54–5, 61
analogies/metaphors/models
animal behaviour, 52, 58–9
atom as a solar system, 52, 54, 56
billiard-ball, 52, 54
charitable trust, 78–9
clock-clockmaker, 50, 56, 59, 68
computer, 52, 95–6
computer virus, 52
Darwin's, 59
Earth as a space-ship, 52
Earth as alive, 49, 52, 71–2
Earth and Jupiter as planets, 92, 104
electric current/water-circuit, 51–2
giant redwood tree, 49–50, 72, 91
house-building, 5, 49
lightwaves, 52, 55
map-making, 53, 86
nautical, 61
pile-driving, 53, 86
saw mill, 61
selfish gene, 61
stewardship, managerial responsibility, 64, 78–9
stone house, 61
streams, 61
two books, 77–9
universe as alive, 96
watchmaker, 59, 129
world as a machine, 50, 57–8, 65–8, 71
world as an organism, 50, 57–8, 65–8, 71–2, 76
analytic, 36, 90
Andromeda, constellation of, 42
Anglican Church, 117, 123, 125
announcement effects, 43
anomalies, 44
anthropic cosmological principle, Goldilocks Effect, 72, 81, 92–6, 104
apartheid, 21, 26
Aquarius, 70
Aquinas, T., 106
arguments, valid deductive, 25–6
Aristotle, 56, 64, 77, 100, 106, 110
artificial selection, 59, 119
artificial, concept of, 67
Assayer, The, 109
astrology, 58, 70
atheism/atheist, 31, 56, 59, 85, 117, 128
atomic theory, 56–7
Atkins, P., 38, 67–8, 83, 85–7, 89, 96–7
Augustine, 84, 120
authoritarian approach to education, 31
authority, 30
automatic/self-regulating, 74–6
autonomy, 19, 30, 70
awe/wonder, 91
axiology, 18
Ayer, A., 36
Bacon, F., 77, 116
Baden Powell, 129–30
Barberini, Cardinal, 106, 109
Barbour, I., 52, 54
Baronius, Cardinal, 77, 106
Barrow, J., 93–5
Beagle, voyage of, 115–16
Becquerel, H., 122
belief
causes for, 24, 27
content of, 23
genesis of, 23
grounds for, 24, 42
justification for, 25, 27, 70
systems, bases of, 18
Bellarmine, Cardinal, 105, 109
Bentham, J., 18

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