7th International Conference for the History of

Science in Science Education

Athens, 7 - 11 July 2008  
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18:30-19:15 Opening Session  
19:15-20:00 Panagiotis Kokkotas, Emeritus Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens The contribution of Greek scientists to the development of contemporary science: The case of Constantine Caratheodory
20:00-20:45 Michael Matthews, School of Education at the University of New South Wales

Teaching the Philosophical and Worldview Components of Science

Pannel of the session: Arthur Stinner, Kostas Gavroglou, Agustin Aduriz Bravo
09:00-09:45 William McComas,University of Arkansas, U.S.A. Should the History of Science be the Future of Science Education?
09:45-10:30 Kostas Gavroglou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens The teaching of the physical sciences /versus/ the teaching of history of science: an impossible coexistence
10:30-11:15 Stathis Psillos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Is the history of science the wasteland of false theories?
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break  
Pannel of the session: William McComas, Peter Heering
11:45-12:30 Elizabeth Cavicchi, Edgerton Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.   Classroom Explorations with Pendulums, Mirrors, and Galileo's Drama 
12:30-13:15 Peter Heering, Institute of Physics, Carl-von-Ossietzky Universitaet, Germany - Stephen Klassen, University of Winnipeg, Canada  Troublesome droplets: Evaluating students’ experiences with the Millikan oil drop experiment
13:15-14:00 Cibele Celestino Silva, Institute of Physics of Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Which HPS do/should textbooks refer to? The historical debate on the nature of electrical fluids 
14:00-16:00 Break  
Pannel of the session: Cibelle Celestino Silva, Ian Winchester, Dimitris Koliopoulos
16:00-16:45 Ian Winchester,Professor, University of Calgary, Canada The relevance of Collingwood's "The Idea of Nature" for contemporary history of science in relation to science education
16:45-17:30 Juraj Sebesta, Department of Theoretical Physics at Comenius University in Bratislava History and philosophy of physics in physics education: case study of Slovakia
17:30-17:45 Coffee Break  
Pannel of the session: Juraj Sebesta, Antoni Roca Rossel
17:45-18:30 Antoni Roca Rossel, Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain Integration of science education and history of science: The Catalan Experience
18:30-19:15 Ricardo Lopes Coelho and Ricardo Guardado, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon On the Concept of Energy: How Understanding its History can Improve Physics Teaching
Pannel of the session: Panagiotis Kokkotas, Michael Matthews, Aristides Baltas
09:00-09:45 Dimosthenis Assimakopoulos, Professor, Vice Rector, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Historic Review on the Atmospheric Environment and Climate Change Issues
09: 45- 10:30  Aristides Baltas, National Technical University of Athens Science Education and the Grammar of Scientific Change
10:30-11:15 Gabor Zemplen, Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Philosophy and History of Science History of science and argumentation in science education: joining forces?
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break  
Pannel of the session: Fabio Bevillacqua, Elizabeth Cavicchi, Gabor Zemplen
11: 45- 12:30  Fabio Bevillacqua, Pavia University History of Science and the digital revolution: the challenge of participatory media 
12:30- 13:15  Xenophon Moussas, Associate Professor in Space Physics, Astrophysics Laboratory, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens The Antikythera Mechanism: The oldest astronomical instrument and computer
13:15-14:00 Muriel Guedj, Montpellier University History of science and technology in the French system for teacher training: about a recent initiative
14:00-16:00 Break  
Pannel of the session: Brigitte Van Tiggelen, Muriel Guedj
16:00-16:45 Brigitte Van Tiggelen, Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, and Memosciences asbl, Belgium Gases: a nebulous concept. Can historical accounts help?
16:45-17:30 Dimitris Koliopoulos, Assistant Professor, University of Patras The problem of measuring time with the help of the simple pendulum: The use of texts from the history of physics as tools for the investigation of pupils’ conceptions
Thursday 10/7/2008 Visit to sightseeings 
Pannel of the session: Stephen Klassen, Xenophon Moussas, Fanny Seroglou
09:00-09:45 Arthur Stinner, Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Education University of Manitoba, Canada Using selected Nobel lectures in physics to teach the history of early modern physics to future physics teachers
09:45-10:30 Agustin Aduriz Bravo, Assistant Professor, CEFIEC, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Use of the history of science in the design of research-informed NOS materials for teacher education
10:30-11:15 Fanny Seroglou, Lecturer, School of Primary Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki History of science and culture in science teaching: From the Manhattan project to the space race
11:15-12:00 Dietmar Hottecke, Institute for Science Education, Dep. of Physics, University of Bremen & Falk Riess, Institute of Physics, Carl-von-Ossietzky Universitaet, Germany Developing the Culture of School Science Practice – A European Approach for the Inclusion of History and Philosophy in School Science Teaching
12:00-12:45 Coffee Break

Symposium for STeT Project: Kokkotas Panagiotis, Bevilacqua Fabio, Heering Peter, Seroglou Fanny
The project is funded by the EU

13:15-14:00 Closing remarks
desing site by Efthymios Stamoulis