Events | RRCEE Public Lecture Series 2014
Science is often presented as factoids. If at all explanations are provided they are presented in way that requires fidelity towards the teacher rather than critical apprehension on the part of the learners.
How do we know that the earth is round? Strategies for using history of science to reflect on nature of science
The talk proposes to discuss how the nature of science, especially its epistemological foundations, could be introduced to the learners by way of selective accounts from the history of science. The lecture will begin by asking how do we know that Earth is round and show that nurturing scientific temper could be a feasible agenda in school class rooms.
About the Speaker
Dr T V Venkateswaran is the Academic head, Vigyan Prasar, Dept of Science & Technology, Government of India
2.30 pm, 5 February 2014
Auditorium, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi
Via email invite from eledu.net