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History and Philosophy in Science Teaching

Objective

In order to develop a better integration of science in society and society in science the promotion of young people’s interest in science, to encourage their critical and creative ways of thinking and to improve science education, and the uptake of scientific careers in general is of vital importance. Sustained learning of science implies many different dimensions. One often ignored, but important dimension is the way how scientific knowledge is gener-ated. Moreover the objectives and motivations to do science, scientific methods, the em-pirical fundament, social and cultural aspects are as important as philosophical founda-tions of science, scientific concepts and their use. The acquisition of knowledge about the nature of science is essential for democratic societies which partly rest their decision-making on rational and scientific criteria. The HIPST project works with 10 partners from 8 countries covering R&D, policy and implementation aspects of the acknowledgement. HIPST aims at the raising of understanding the relationship between science, technology, and society, and to foster science education and public understanding of science on a European level. The project approach has three specific objectives: To increase the inclusion of history and philosophy of science in science teaching for the benefit of scientific literacy. To improve strategies for development and implementation of domain-relevant materials and teaching techniques into educational practice. To strengthen the cooperation and establish a permanent infrastructure of sustainable network-ing of all involved stakeholders in the field of scientific literacy and public understanding of science (school science teachers, museum experts, researchers). HIPST establishes a sustainable network between the project partners for the development and exchange of know-how and experiences in the inclusion of historical and philosophical components in science teaching programmes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH
Address
Dag Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 175 046
Administrative Contact
Romina Stelter (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Alameda Da Universidade - Cidade Universitária
1649 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Mendonça
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 926
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Reinold (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 68 157
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 45 166
Address
Ul. Jurija Gagarina 11
87100 Torun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jozefina Turlo (Dr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 282
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Falk Riess (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 107 574
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel Mendonça
FONDAZIONE SCIENZA E TECNICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 368
Address
Via G Giusti 27
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guido Gori (Dr.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 53 370
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tihamér Margitay (Dr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 89 435
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eran Vardi (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 887
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Pettit (Ms.)