Article ID: CBB947401532

Representing in the Student Laboratory (2018)


Boesch, Brandon (Author)

Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science
Issue: 5
Pages: 34-48

Publication Date: 2018
Edition Details: Part of a Series: Methods and Cognitive Modelling in the History and Philosophy of Science & Education
Language: English

In this essay, I will expand the philosophical discussion about the representational practice in science to examine its role in science education through four case studies. The cases are of what I call ‘educational laboratory experiments’ (ELEs), performative models used representationally by students to come to a better understanding of theoretical knowledge of a scientific discipline. The studies help to demonstrate some idiosyncratic features of representational practices in science education, most importantly a lack of novelty and discovery built into the ELEs as their methodology is solidified when it becomes a widely spread educational tool within a discipline. There is thus an irreducible role for the historical development of ELEs in understanding their representational nature and use. The important role of the historical development of ELEs leads to an interesting way that educators can use ELEs as a means of connecting students to important historical developments within their disciplines.

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Authors & Contributors
Dierig, Sven
Klein, Ursula
Sibum, H. Otto
Crosland, Maurice P.
Rottenburg, Richard
Krautwurst, Udo
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Science, Technology and Human Values
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Postcolonial Studies
History of Psychology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
University of Toronto Press
World Scientific Publishing Company
Indiana University
Experiments and experimentation
Laboratory techniques and procedures
Case studies
Teaching; pedagogy
Ludwig, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm
Du Bois-Reymond, Emil Heinrich
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Maxwell, James Clerk
Bertin, Pierre
Almeida, Joseph-Charles d'
Time Periods
21st century
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
Leipzig (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
North America
École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Société française de physique
Université de France

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