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Abstract Title: How the Aesthetic Experience Engage in Understanding of Science?
Abstract: The Novel Prize winning physicist Chandrasekhar(1990) argues that beauty is relevant to the process of science: beauty is a guide, a value that scientists use in their work.  This perspective places an aesthetic experience at science teaching and learning in class.  This also emphasizes the artful side of science.  Our conception of aesthetic experience has relevance to understand nature of science.  This study is designed to explore students' understanding of science and analyze relevance between aesthetic experience and understanding of science.  In this study, two hundred two Korean high school students, who enrolled in school of art, participated and answered open ended questionnaire.  The findings revealed that students understand science as an aspect of culture and they tend to explain science based on their experiences in art.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sung-Youn Choi
Ewha Womans University, Korea
Phone: +82-11-9928-3726
Fax: +82-2-3277-6886
and Co-Presenter(s)
Hee-Jung Kim and Sung-Won Kim (Ewha Womans University, Korea)