Suggesting the Enhanced Lakatosian Conflict Map for Science Teaching

Jun-Young Oh


This study is to suggest teaching strategies and procedures based on Lakatosian heuristic principle through suggested enhanced Lakatosian Conflict Map. Kuhn’s philosophy and history of science has been widely influential, but in this research it is argued that it is more appropriate to consider constructivist research within Science Education as ‘Research Program’ in the sense used by I. Lakatos. The Lakatosian Conflict Map applied in this research could help teachers understand the Cognitive dissonance between their students’ existing ideas and target scientific concepts.

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