publication . Article . 2004

the role of insight in science education an introduction to the cognitional theory of bernard lonergan

Renata-Maria Marroum;
  • Published: 28 Sep 2004 Journal: Science & Education, volume 13, pages 519-540 (issn: 0926-7220, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
This paper describes the transcendental method of Bernard Lonergan and itsrelevance to science education in general, and to physics education in particular.Lonergan formulated a cognitional theory, based upon the self-assembling dynamicinvariant structure of human knowing, that unfolds the complex relation amongknowing, objective knowledge, and intending subjects (knowers). His heuristicmethod integrates some of the tools necessary to facilitate the learning and teachingprocess because it provides a key that can link the intending subject (student), theintended object (knowledge), and the mediating subject (the teacher). His differentiatedstructure of knowledge ...
free text keywords: Science education, Philosophy of science, Epistemology, Heuristics, History general, Teaching method, Pedagogy, Mathematics education, Social science, Transcendental number, Physics education, Education theory, Psychology
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