Summer programs to assist science and math teachers

Author: William G. Gilroy


The University of Notre Dames Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science will offer two programs this summer aimed at helpingmiddle and high school science and mathematics teachers integrate material on the nature of science into their classroom teaching.

A public workshop titledTeaching the Nature(s) of Science: The Role of History and Philosophy of Sciencewill be held Saturday (May 21) from9 a.m.tonoonin theHesburghCenterauditorium.The workshop will feature an international panel of educators and historians of science, including Michael Clough,IowaStateUniversity; Robert Hatch,UniversityofFlorida; Bruce Hunt and Abigail Lustig,UniversityofTexas; and Michael Matthews,UniversityofNew South Wales.

The program also will offer a summer school program for secondary teachers June13 to 24. Two courses will be offered for graduate credit, license renewal or for credit toward a masters degree in the history and philosophy of science. The courses areThe Copernican RevolutionandGenetics and Genomics in the 21 st Century.

More information on both summer programs is at .

* Contact: * _Don Howard, director, Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, 574-631-7547, _


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