[ASC-list] WA - Curtin University - Winter Institute - The Invention of Science

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Wed Apr 13 07:40:33 UTC 2011

Curtin University¹s
Science and Mathematics Education Centre (SMEC)
invites you to attend
The Invention of Science
Special guest, Catherine Milne of New York University, will present and
facilitate discussion on a range of topics relating to The Invention of

Some people argue that history gets in the way of understanding science.
However, history is necessary for science teachers if they wish to have a
richer understanding of the nature of their discipline in order to be better

In The Invention of Science participants use history to explore how human
groups and individuals were the key to the construction of the discipline of
what we call science. Using historical case studies, questions (how do we
decide what is science and what does not belong?) and activities you will
have the change to explore elements that are central to the invention of
science including beliefs of what is real and true, forms of reasoning to be
valued, how the right knowledge should be constructed and the role of
language in the making of science.

Places are limited

Date: 11 July to 14 July 2011
Time:  9.00am to 4.00pm
Location: Curtin University  - Science and Mathematics Education Centre
Who is it for: Anyone, especially Primary and secondary science teachers and
others interested in the history and nature of science
Cost: $250 (plus booking fee) ­ includes refreshments and curriculum
To register: http://curtinwinterinstitute2011.eventbrite.com/
More information: Professor Vaille Dawson (SMEC) on v.dawson at curtin.edu.au
or (08) 9266 7484

Emma Donnelly
Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering

Curtin University
Tel | +61 8 9266 1021
Fax | +61 8 9266 2021
Office | Building 311 Room 147

Email | e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Web | http://science.curtin.edu.au/outreach
Postal address | GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia, 6845

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