International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching

Editors: Matthews, Michael R. (Ed.)

  • First ever handbook of surveying the past and present of research on history, philosophy and science teaching
  • Comprehensive with 75 chapters ranging over pedagogical, theoretical, biographical and national research traditions
  • International with 120 authors coming from 30 countries
  • Cross-disciplinary with contributions from well-known philosophers, historians, educators and psychologists
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About this book

This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researchers from 30 countries; it provides a logically structured, fully referenced guide to the ways in which science and mathematics education is, informed by the history and philosophy of these disciplines, as well as by the philosophy of education more generally. The first handbook to cover the field, it lays down a much-needed marker of progress to date and provides a platform for informed and coherent future analysis and research of the subject.
The publication comes at a time of heightened worldwide concern over the standard of science and mathematics education, attended by fierce debate over how best to reform curricula and enliven student engagement in the subjects. There is a growing recognition among educators and policy makers that the learning of science must dovetail with learning about science; this handbook is uniquely positioned as a locus for the discussion.
The handbook features sections on pedagogical, theoretical, national, and biographical research, setting the literature of each tradition in its historical context. It reminds readers at a crucial juncture that there has been a long and rich tradition of historical and philosophical engagements with science and mathematics teaching, and that lessons can be learnt from these engagements for the resolution of current theoretical, curricular and pedagogical questions that face teachers and administrators.

Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University

 

This handbook gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community  Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia

About the authors

Michael R. Matthews is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. He is also founding editor of the journal Science & Education. He has degrees from the University of Sydney in science, philosophy, psychology, history and philosophy of science, and education. His PhD is in philosophy of education from the University of New South Wales. He has taught science in high school, and lectured in Education at Sydney Teachers' College and the University of New South Wales. He was the Foundation Professor of Science Education at The University of Auckland (1992-93). He has published in philosophy of education, history and philosophy of science, and science education.

Reviews

“The Handbook edited by Michael R. Matthews is quite welcome in the domain of science education (SE). … The Handbook invites us to continue and sustain a dialogue among educators, SE researchers, historians and philosophers of science, and students at many levels. … the International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching provides substantial information and solid arguments that are the sole weapons to fight our battles.” (Zuraya Monroy-Nasr, Science and Education, Vol. 24, 2015)


“Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, which provides a balanced guide to the whole spectrum of research on the inclusion of history and philosophy in science teaching.” (Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University)

“This handbook is the most comprehensive attempt at bridging the worldwide “two cultures” gap in education. It gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community.” (Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia)

Table of contents (76 chapters)

  • Introduction: The History, Purpose and Content of the Springer International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching

    Matthews, Michael R.

    Pages 1-15

  • Pendulum Motion: A Case Study in How History and Philosophy Can Contribute to Science Education

    Matthews, Michael R.

    Pages 19-56

  • Using History to Teach Mechanics

    Gauld, Colin

    Pages 57-95

  • Teaching Optics: A Historico-Philosophical Perspective

    Galili, Igal

    Pages 97-128

  • Teaching and Learning Electricity: The Relations Between Macroscopic Level Observations and Microscopic Level Theories

    Guisasola, Jenaro

    Pages 129-156

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eBook $789.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7654-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $999.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7653-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $999.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0716-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching
Editors
  • Michael R. Matthews
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7654-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7653-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0716-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 2532
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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