To understand science, besides doing a science; it is necessary to evaluate it with historical, philosophical, sociological and even psychological context. Philosophy of Science, as an understanding activity on science, it must also be a critical factor in defining the nature of science. Philosophy of Science take the science with epistemology and ontology dimensions and problem areas such as methodological and rational aspects. Since a long time, it is emphasized that the statements given by the philosophy of science are also valuable in terms of science education. In this study, the nature of science in the context of science literacy, the key concepts of present-day science education, is discussed in the light of the rationality problem of science, which is an important topic of discussion of science philosophy. In this context, the possible contributions of science philosophy to the nature of science in science education are mentioned and some suggestions are presented.
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Sar？ta？, D. and Tufan, Y. (2017). On the Importance of Scientific Reasoning Methods in Science Education in the Context of Science's Rationality Problem of Philosophy of Science. Maarif Mektepleri-International Journal of Educational Sciences, e1900. doi: http://dx.doi.org/-.