PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Taking the History and Philosophy of Science to School (Sponsored by the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group)

Thursday, 3 November 2016
09:00 - 10:30

Piedmont 6 (12th Floor)

In the last half century, science educators have used many insights from the history and philosophy of science to inform science teaching. The purpose of this session is two-fold: 1) provide an overview of ways in which insights from the philosophy and history of science have been used to address issues in science teaching, learning, and science teacher education, 2) engage the PSA members with discussion about future opportunities to collaborate on projects of mutual interest. This session will provide an overview of the current relationship between history, philosophy and science education focusing on emergent themes and implications for future research, address the value of history and philosophy of science literature for science teacher education, and conclude with a case-study that illustrates how HPS analysis can inspire a set of questions that support inquiry-based learning.

History and Philosophy of Science and Science Education: A Symbiotic Relationship
Zoubeida R. Dagher, University of Delaware,
The Value of History and Philosophy of Science for Science Teacher Education
Michael Clough, Iowa State University,
Newton, Diagrammatic Reasoning, and Inquiry
Pierre Boulos, University of Windsor,


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