University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (7): 109-116.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201903010

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Role and Ways of Learning Critical Thinking in the History of Science

Ye GU1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Institution of Education, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
    2 Jiangning High School, Nanjing 211100, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-03-06 Published:2019-05-20
  • Contact: Ye GU


Scientific theory innovation needs scientists who have comprehensive critical thinking. Taking the history of science of phlogiston and periodic law of elements as an example, this paper expounds the role of the critical thinking skills and habits, and tries to develop the way for acquisition of critical thinking from the history of science.

Key words: Critical thinking, History of science, Phlogiston, Periodic law of elements