Bringing pupils' learning closer to a scientific construction of knowledge: A permanent feature in innovations in science teaching



In this article we intend to show that the idea of linking science learning to the way of doing science constitutes a permanent feature, although not always explicit, in innovations in science teaching. A thread which, in our opinion, has shown itself to be fruitful, even through its wrong avenues, and that is being reinforced nowadays by the emerging constructivist paradigm and by the implications of the contemporary philosophy of science in science education.