The Contribution of HPS to Science Literacy and Policy

February 26-27, 2016, Boston University

The two-day conference and workshop is part funded by the US NSF and sponsored jointly by Boston University Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and Boston University School of Education.

The programme includes:

  • Fostering Scientific Literacy through the Development of Epistemic Practices Gregory Kelly College of Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • What Do We Need to Know about Embryos, and Why it Really Matters? Jane Maienschein, Center for Biology & Society, Arizona State U. and Marine Biological Lab
  • Teaching Ecological Citizenship and Sustainable Living in the Social Studies Classroom Jay Shuttleworth College of Education, Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Making Little Scientists & Love Persuasion: K-12 Science Literacy Fouad Abd-El-Khalick College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Engaging Good Climate Citizens Andrew Light Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University and World Resources Institute
  • Teachers as Moral Agents? The Challenges of Teaching about and for the Environment Li-Ching Ho School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Philosophical Implications of Understanding Citizens as Science Consumers Rachel A. Ankeny School of Humanities, University of Adelaide
  • Engagement, the Emerging Frontier: Bridging the Divides between Science, Policy, & Citizenship Mahmud Farooque School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Further information from: Peter Garik garik@bu.edu

Posted: January 13, 2016