Welcome to the website of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group. Our organization promotes research informed by the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and education for the purpose of improving teaching, learning, and curricula in science. In part, this goal is achieved through our Biennial Conference and through our Journal, Science & Education, published by Springer Science + Business Media B.V..

Announcements


May 21, 2015: Biennial Conference Scholarship Program
The Biennial Conference Scholarship Program was created by the IHPST Council in 2015 to assist members in attending our Biennial Conference. Scholarships will take the form of waivers of biennial conference registration fees and financial support of $330.- for travel and accommodation. Download the application form and criteria here.

May 11, 2015: 2015-2017 IHPST Council
The election results now appear on the Elections page.

Sept. 3, 2014: Call for Papers – Science & Education
Incoming Editor of Science & Education, Kostas Kampourakis, has issued the following call for papers:
a. Scientific explanation: theoretical and pedagogical issues, and
b. Learning Progressions / Pathways about Nature of Science.
The deadline for submissions on the aforementioned topics is June 1st, 2015. For a detailed description of the Call, please, see the section Call for Papers in this website.

June 2, 2014: The IHPST Council is pleased to announce the official appointment of Kostas Kampourakis of the University of Geneva (http://kampourakis.com) as the new editor for Science & Education beginning January 1st 2015. The new Associate Editors will be Alice Wong (University of Hong Kong) and Ross Nehm (Stony Brook University). The Book Review Editor will remain Charbel El Hani (Federal University of Bahia).

On January 1st 2015, the founding editor of the journal, Michael Matthews, will retire from the editorship, a position that he has held for more than two decades. Kostas, with Michael’s assistance, will now gradually, begin to assume the editorial responsibilities.

August 17, 2013: Chair of the 2013 IHPST Biennial Conference, Michael Ford, is editing a Special Issue of Science & Education based on papers presented at the Conference. The Invitation may be downloaded here.

June 24, 2013: At the June 21st IHPST business meeting in Pittsburgh, meeting chair, Michael Clough announced that the 2015 IHPST Biennial Conference has been awarded to the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil group under the co-chairmanship of Marco Braga and Andreia Guerra. The conference has tentatively been scheduled for July 22 – 24, 2015.

June 13, 2013: The International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (IHPST) Group announced today that it has successfully concluded a legal Agreement with Springer Science + Business Media B.V. to make Science & Education its official Journal. In the Agreement, the IHPST assumes control of editorial development and the content of the Journal within the Springer guidelines, editorial standards, and practices. IHPST President, Dr. Michael Clough of Iowa State University, noted that the process of successfully negotiating an Agreement required dedication and perspicacity from both parties and that the Agreement is a testament to their long-established commitment to work together to promote research and scholarship informed by the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and education.

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