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Written for the undergraduate, majors and non-majors alike taking a foundational course in science, Science & Society: Thought and Education for the 21st Century helps students become better consumers of science by showing them how to think like a scientist. Scientific principles are infused with case studies, stories, paradoxes, poetry, medical dilemmas, and misconceptions, all through a lens of skepticism. Throughout the book, provocative science examples are provided to guide students and encourages them to consider facts more critically. The author exposes readers to research methods, science philosophy, critical thinking strategies, mathematics, and history, and urges them to question data and think scientifically. End-of-chapter questions link to interesting content that is sure to stimulate debate and discussion in the classroom. This engaging, interdisciplinary approach to learning science leads student to real truths behind many natural phenomena and leaves them eager to continue their scientific studies.
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Features & Benefits
- End-of-chapter review questions creatively stimulate discussion and span all levels of Bloom's taxonomy.
- The text makes science accessible to a broad range of readers and covers all of the key areas needed for a full understanding of science.
- Questions stimulate debate and discussion and cover science philosophy, history, mathematics, education, research methods, and critical thinking strategies.
- Provides models of reasoning and guidelines and practice activities for thinking critically.
- Presents major themes common to all scientific disciplines in a clear and readable manner for undergraduates.
- Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines and an LMS-ready Test Bank.
Appropriate for majors and non-science majors entering into a foundational course in science. Courses include:
Science in Society
Issues in Biology, Chemistry or Geoscience
Science education & Teaching Methods
Critical Thinking in Science
Research Seminar in Science
First-Year Seminar in Science
Introductory Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Philosophy of Science
Chapter 3 Scientific Research
Chapter 4 Math Gives Science Power
Chapter 5 The History of Science
Chapter 6 Science and Society
Chapter 7 Scientific Rewards
Chapter 8 Scientific Integrity vs. Pseudosciences
Chapter 9 Major Controversies in Science Progression
Chapter 10 Roadblocks to Science
Chapter 11 Teaching Critical Thinking
Chapter 12 A Modern Synthesis
Chapter 13 Science Education: The Need for Good People in Science
Chapter 14 Science at Risk
Peter Daempfle, PhD-SUNY Delhi
Dr. Peter Daempfle has taught in the sciences for over 20 years and has experience authoring other titles within the sciences. His research and publications range from allied health work in medical microbiology and materials science to science education. His most recent work focuses on the transition of students from high school to college science, their development of scientific reasoning, and retention in STEM majors. Science & Society: Scientific Thought and Education for the 21st Century represents a part of that effort.
As a science advisor in the standards-based reform effort, Dr. Daempfle has striven to improve national science literacy and advance the importance of scientific thinking. He was the first science education researcher to use qualitative approaches to study the academic transition between secondary and post-secondary biology programs. His journal articles are cited extensively and used in contemporary studies throughout the science education literature. A scholar in his field, Dr. Daempfle has also authored several refereed journal articles, various science reviews, a laboratory manual, and lectures to scientific and general audiences.