CANCELLED - Annual Meeting of the Danish National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science

In view of the Covid-19 situation, the Annual Meeting has been cancelled.

The Danish National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science invites abstracts for the Annual Meeting of 2020, on March 26 & 27 (until lunchtime). The topic of the meeting will be “Teaching History and Philosophy of Science to Science Students”. We welcome 20-minute presentations on the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how’ of teaching history and philosophy of science to science students (including math and engineering students). Possible themes include the didactics of teaching philosophical topics to science students, case studies in particular subjects, best practices of co-teaching with scientists, reflections on the difference between teaching HPS to science students and philosophy students, and the teaching of contemporary philosophy of science to students at upper-secondary school.

Till Grüne-Yanoff from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm will be giving a keynote lecture in the morning of Thursday March 26.

Preliminary program: accepted presentations

K. Brad Wray


Teaching Philosophy of Science to Chemistry Students

Rasmus Jaksland

NTNU Trondheim

Teaching foundational principles and innovation in science education

Esben Nedenskov Petersen


Scientific imperialism and the philosophy of science curriculum

Tom Børsen


Developing teaching material in ethics for chemistry and chemistry engineering students

Mads Paludan Goddiksen


Understanding Scientific Reasoning: Refinements and Adaptations

Kristian Danielsen and Henrik Kragh Sørensen


Teaching philosophy of science with historical cases in upper-secondary school

Henrik Kragh Sørensen and Mikkel Willum Johansen


What’s in a name? Teaching professional identity through a course in philosophy of science

Martin Niss


Teaching Nature of Science to science students through project work at Roskilde University

Line Edslev Andersen


Practicing philosophical essay writing

Ricardo Karam and Christian Joas


Designing a history of quantum mechanics course at the University of Copenhagen: Dilemmas, expectations, and learning outcomes

Till Grüne-Yanoff (keynote)

KTH Stockholm

Methodology as heuristic choice between methods for specific epistemic aims

A detailed program will be published around March 1.