Teaching Philosophy of Science in Nursing Doctoral Education
Purposes: To explore the teaching and learning process regarding philosophy of science and to offer creative recommendations based on classroom experience. Conceptual Framework: Dewey's writings about intelligence, deliberation, and critical reflection; Freire's writings about active knowers provide the foundation for the teaching and learning environment for doctoral students. Methods: A case example is presented. Creative strategies and assignments are used, such as classroom exploration and connections between nursing, philosophy, philosophy of science, and students' personal lives; classroom deliberation; journaling; philosophical thinking; development of a philosophical topic such as determinism, freedom, or the mind; and presentation of a philosophical book. Conclusions: The philosophy of science course is critical content for doctoral students.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Butts, J. B.,
Lundy, K. S.
(2003). Teaching Philosophy of Science in Nursing Doctoral Education. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35(1), 87-91.
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