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    Explanatory Power

    The last couple of posts have focused on explanations in science education, but this one pivots back to explanations in science. There is a scheme, owed to Hempel, of 5 kinds of explanations in science and their relation to scientific laws, but that is a topic for another day. In…

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    Explanation in Science and in Science Education

    I feel kind of dumb in only really coming to realise this properly now, after working with and writing about explanations for well over a decade, but there is a basic qualitative difference between explanations in science and in science education. They are different kinds of things that have different…

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    Meta: Work In Progress

    This blog has been moribund for a while, but as I was casting around for a ‘way in’ to write the book I’m writing at the moment, it occurred to me that one way might be to think through things in blog posts. It offers an immediate, if small, audience…