|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Science Education. Springer, Dordrecht|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Halstead (1996) has provided a definition of values that places them as life-guiding principles (see also“Curriculum and Values”). In learning any discipline,including science, there are certain rules or paradigms that must be followed, and consequently any discipline is underpinned by values. Many of these values are discussed in “Curriculum and Values.” When learning science, students need to be aware of these values and their significance when learning science and differences with values in other disciplines they are learning. For example,rational thinking in science and mathematics maybe partly similar whereas empiricism gives science one of its unique values and qualities.
- Creativity Curiosity Empiricism Open-mindedness Parsimony Rational thinking Skepticism Values