International Conference on History of Science and Science Education
(ICHSSE), 2018 August, 29-31, 2018, State University of Paraiba,
This is the XI biennial conference gathering together researchers in history and philosophy of science and science education. The conference will be hosted by the Research Group on History of Science and Science Teaching (GHCEN) of State University of Paraiba.
In its 10 years of existence, ghcen has contributed to Brazilian research on the historical and philosophical approach to science teaching. Composed by undergraduate and graduate students and high school teachers, the Group has researched and implemented teaching strategies to spread history and philosophy of science in science education. Its focus has been in the inquiry-based learning supported by
didactical materials with the historical and philosophical approach. This includes historical research based on the modern historiography of science, lesson plans with a historical and inquiry-based approach, replication of historical experiments and instruments, multimedia materials (videos and cartoons) and theatre plays. According to the connection with ghcen research, the theme of this XI Conference will be the similarities between the humanistic goals and the science teaching. In this Conference, we expect the presentations will indicate how different humanistic didactical approaches can contribute:
- To build a new perspective on science and its meaning to society;
- To improve science teaching from teacher’s perspective;
- To motivate students to learn science and about science.