The IHPST Group has a number of publications available for purchase. In addition to the bimonthly journal, Science & Education , there are it’s ‘Special Issues’ and other independent books. Details all on this page. You can click on the thumbnails for an enlarged view of the covers. All prices quoted are in US$ and include postage. To order, please use order form
Science, Worldviews and Education – Michael Matthews, Editor. Springer, Dordrecht, 2009
USD25 (postage included)
Science, Worldviews and Education is an important and timely theme as many national and provincial education authorities are requiring that students learn about the Nature of Science (NOS), and that they learn about the broader historical and cultural contexts of science and its practice.
Questions about science and worldviews have had a long history. The Galilean revolution, the Darwinian revolution, and the Einsteinian revolution were all associated with profound cultural, religious and philosophical transformations and debates. The European Enlightenment was the first such major impact.
Globalisation and the science-based industrialization of many non-Western societies, with their own religious traditions and worldviews, make urgent the understanding of science and its inter-relation with worldviews, and for the development of informed and appropriate science education.
What is a scientific worldview? How does it differ from other worldviews? Is it possible to be educated in science yet lack a scientific worldview? Can science thrive in a society where such a worldview is lacking? These questions and more are discussed in depth by a distinguished group of scientists, philosophers, educators and theologians in this uniquely valuable volume.
Albert H. Teich, Director, Science & Policy Programs,
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
This wide ranging collection of essays is an excellent way to enter the too often neglected territory of how science and science education relate to larger socio-cultural worldviews.
Peter Machamer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Pittsburgh.
- HUGH G. GAUCH Jr. / Science, Worldviews, and Education
- MICHAEL R. MATTHEWS / Teaching the Philosophical and Worldview Components of Science
- GÜROL IRZIK & ROBERT NOLA / Worldviews and Their Relation to Science
- ALBERTO CORDERO / Contemporary Science and Worldview-Making
- HUGH LACEY / The Interplay of Scientific Activity, Worldviews and Value Outlooks
- ENRICO RENATO ANTONIO GIANNETTO / Electromagnetic Conception of Nature at the Roots of the Special and General Relativity Theories, and its Revolutionary Meaning
- STUART GLENNAN / Whose Science and whose Religion? Reflections on the Relations between Scientific and Religious Worldviews
- MICHAEL REISS / Imagining the World: The Significance of Religious Worldviews for Science Education
- YONATAN I. FISHMAN / Can Science Test Supernatural Worldviews?
- COSTAS D. SKORDOULIS / Science and Worldviews in the Marxist Tradition
- JOHN LAMONT / The Fall and Rise of Aristotelian Metaphysics in the Philosophy of Science
- TANER EDIS / Modern Science and Conservative Islam: An Uneasy Relationship
- HUGH G. GAUCH, JR. / Responses and Clarifications Regarding Science and Worldviews
- MICHAEL R. MATTHEWS / Science and Worldviews in the Classroom: Joseph Priestley and Photosynthesis
The Pendulum: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical & Educational Perspectives Michael R. Matthews, Colin Gauld & Arthur Stinner (eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, 2005
US$30, Aus$40 (postage included)
MICHAEL R. MATTHEWS, COLIN GAULD & ART STINNER / The Pendulum: Its Place in Science, Culture and Education
RANDALL D. PETERS / The Pendulum in the 21st Century: Relic or Trendsetter?
ROLAND NEWBURGH / The Pendulum: A Paradigm for the Linear Oscillator
KLAUS WELTNER, A. SERGIO ESPERIDIÌO, ROBERTO ANDRADE, PAULO MIRANDA / Introduction to the Treatment of non-linear Effects using a Gravitational Pendulum
CÉSAR MEDINA, SANDRA VELAZCO, JULIA SALINAS / Experimental Control of the Simple Pendulum Model
NORMAN PHILLIPS / What Makes the Foucault Pendulum Move Among the Stars?
ZVI BIENER & CHRISTOPER SMEENK / Pendulums, Pedagogy and Matter: Lessons from the
Editing of Newton’s Principia
COLIN GAULD / The Treatment of the Motion of the Simple Pendulum in Some Early
18th Century Newtonian Textbooks
PETER MACHAMER & BRIAN HEPBURN / Galileo and the Pendulum: Latching on to Time
COLIN GAULD / The Treatment of Cycloidal Pendulum Motion in Newton’s Principia
FABIO BEVILACQUA, LIDIA FALOMO, LUCIO FREGONESE, ENRICO GIANNETTO &
FRANCO GIUDICE / Interpreting the Pendulum: From Constrained Fall to Potential Energy
PIERRE J. BOULOS / The Path to Universal Gravitation: How Pendulums Help
AMIR D. ACZEL / LŽon Foucault: His Life, Times and Achievements
ROBERT NOLA / Pendula, Models, Constructivism and Reality
DENNIS LOMAS / Degree of Influence on Perception of Belief and Social Setting: Its Relevance
to Understanding Pendulum Phenomena
MICHAEL R. MATTHEWS / Idealisation and Galileo’s Pendulum Discoveries: Historical,
Philosophical and Pedagogical Perspectives
/ Methodology and Politics: A Proposal to Teach the Structuring
Ideas of the Philosophy of Science through the Pendulum
AGUSTÍN ADÚRIZ-Bravo / Methodology and Politics: A Proposal to Teach the Structuring
Ideas of the Philosophy of Science through the Pendulum
LOUIS B. ROSENBLATT / The Poet and the Pendulum
TREVOR G. BOND / Piaget and the Pendulum
ROBERT J. WHITAKER / Types of Two-Dimensional Pendulums and Their Uses in Education
MARIANNE BARNES, JAMES GARNER, DAVID REID / The Pendulum as Vehicle for Transitioning from Classical to Quantum Physics: History, Quantum Concepts and Educational Challenges
CATHY MARIOTTI EZRAILSON, G. DONALD ALLEN & CATHLEEN C. LOVING / Analyzing Dynamic Pendulum Motion in an Interactive Online Environment Using Flash
IGAL GALILI & DAVID SELA / Pendulum Activities in the Physics Curriculum: Used and Missed Opportunities
MANABU SUMIDA / The Public Understanding of Pendulum Motion: From 5 to 88 Years Old
PAUL ZACHOS / Pendulum Phenomena and the Assessment of Scientific Inquiry Capabilities
ERIN STAFFORD / What the Pendulum can Tell Educators about Children’s Scientific Reasoning
MICHAEL FOWLER / Using Excel to Simulate Pendulum Motion and Maybe Understand Calculus
a Little Better
RANDALL D. PETERS / Soup-Can Pendulum
DEMETRIS KOLIOPOULOS AND COSTAS CONSTANTINOU / An Analysis of the Treatment of the
Simple Pendulum in Greek and Cypriot Science Curricula
ROBERT N. CARSON / Teaching Cultural History from Primary Events
COLIN GAULD / Pendulums in the Physics Education Literature: A Bibliography
Science Education and Culture ed. by Fabio Bevilacqua, Enrico Giannetto & Michael R. Matthews
This anthology contains 21 papers authored by prominent historians and philosophers of science, philosophers of education, science educators and science teachers. It is expansive in its subject matter, and detailed in its analysis.
The papers are drawn from the joint conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group and the History of Physics Division of the European Physical Society held at Pavia University and Lake Como in September 1999. The conference was part of Pavia University’s Volta Bicentennary celebrations.The common thread in all papers is the contribution that the history and philosophy of science makes to theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science education.
This volume could serve as a Handbook for anyone interested in a liberal approach to science education. It analyzes the philosophical assumptions that guide teaching and curricula proposals in a variety of countries and makes practical suggestions for incorporating new materials and new approaches. People who make policy concerning science education ought to read this book. Science teachers and others curious about the nature of science will enjoy reading it. T he initiative to bring historians and philosophers of science and professionals in the field of science education together has now produced a definitive work of mature scholarship.
Noretta Koertge, History & Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
The Pavia/Como conference was dedicated to connecting history of science with science teaching and was the most thought-provoking that I have attended in any field. Scientists, historians, philosophers, and educators learnt from one another. This selection of papers contains a gold mine of ideas not only for teaching physics, chemistry, and biology but also for reflecting on the place of science in society.
Sanjoy Mahajan, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University
- 1994 Science and Culture, Science & Education 3(1)
- 1995 Hermeneutics and Science Education, Science & Education 4(2)
- 1996 Religion and Science Education, Science & Education 5(2)
- 1997 Philosophy and Constructivism in Science Education, Science & Education 6(1-2)
- 1997 The Nature of Science and Science Education, Science & Education 6(4)
- 1999 Values in Science and in Science Education, Science & Education 8(1)
- 1999 Galileo and Science Education, Science & Education 8(2)
- 1999 Children’s Theories and Scientific Theories, Science & Education 8(5)
- 2000 Thomas Kuhn and Science Education, Science & Education 9(1-2)
- 2000 Constructivism and Science Education, Science & Education 9(6)
- 2003 History, Philosophy and the Teaching of Quantum Theory, Science & Education 12(2-3)
- 2004 Science Education and Positivism, Science & Education 13(1-2)
The following publications also are available from the IHPST Group:
- The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings, M.R. Matthews (ed.), Hackett Publishing Company, 1989, 162pp, USD10 (postage included).
- Challenging New Zealand Science Education, M.R. Matthews, Dunmore Press, 1995, 256pp,
USD5 (postage included).
- CD Proceedings of the 6th IHPST Conference, Denver, 2001, 100+ papers, W. McComas (ed.),
USD10 (postage included).
- CD Proceedings of the 7th IHPST Conference, Winnipeg, 2003, 100+ papers, D. Metz (ed.),
USD10 (postage included).
- CD Proceedings of the 4th IHPST Conference, Calgary, 1997, 100+ papers, L.
Lentz & I. Winchester (eds.), USD10 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 12, 2003, 808 pps, USD25 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 2, 1993, 382pp, USD10 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 2, 1993, 382pp, USD15 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 9, 2000, 652pp, USD15 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 10, 2001, 616pp, USD15 (postage included).
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 11, 2002, 626pp, USD15 (postage included)
- ‘Science & Education’ journal Volume 12, 2003, 808pps, USD20 (postage included).
- Proceedings of the 3rd IHPST Conference, Minneapolis, 1995, 135 papers (paper copy only, two-volume set (1318 pages)), Fred Finley, Douglas Allchin, David Rhees, & Steve Fifield (eds.), USD 90 (postage included). [Ordering information is located here.]