2016 Conference: How Can HPS Contribute to Science Literacy and Policy?

The conference consisted of presentations and a subsequent round-table discussion intended for the conferees to share ideas. During the round-table, science and social studies teachers had an opportunity to express their perspectives based on their classroom experience.

For more information on the public conference, please contact the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science (cphs@bu.edu, phone: (617) 353-2604).


 2016 Conference Schedule:

Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Opening Remarks
  • Hardin Coleman, Dean of BU School of Education
  • 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

Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm

  • 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

Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • 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

Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • Roundtable Discussion
  • with Michael Matthews, Christine Baron, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, and Luciana Garbayo