1ST European Autumn School on History of Science and Education: “SOURCES AND RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES IN THE ERA OF INTERNET”



The Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica is going to organize The 1st European Autumn School on History of Science and Education.The main goal of the School is to provide training and to encourage debate, participation and effective interaction among the attending public and the invited specialists, dealing with basic and practical aspects concerning the interplay between history of science and education.

The School is addressed mainly to students of doctorate or master degrees, post-doctorates, in-service teachers, scholars and researchers interested in the history of science as an interface with science and science education.

The topic of this first meeting is centred around The sources and resources of the history of science for educational purposes in the era of internet. The digitization of libraries and museums collections has made accessible a significant part of the literary and material cultures of science worldwide. Furthermore, some museums and academic institutions, which preserve this material culture of science, produce virtual reconstructions of the past that can be used for teaching aims.

Concerning this topic, there are some salient and challenging aspects that might deserve reflexion and discussion: The assessment of sources of the history of science regarding their educational value, the relevance of the historiographical analysis of sources based in their authenticity and reliability in relation to their teaching usefulness, the remaking of historical sources to turn them into educational resources, or the management of application software, social media applications and learning environment systems as tools to include the history of science in science education.