HSS COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
The Committee on Education (CoE) is concerned with the role of history of science at all educational levels - from elementary and secondary school through undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctorate training. Enhancing public understanding of the intellectual, cultural, and social significance of the history of science is also an important CoE mission.
The CoE sponsors many different types of activities. Recent projects have included preparing topical essays for teachers, syllabus samplers, and guides; development of a database for audiovisual materials relevant to teaching the history of science, technology, mathematics, and medicine; conduction of workshops at the HSS annual meeting; reviews of national science and history standards; and communication and collaboration with other organizations and institutions. The CoE also shares various responsibilities with other HSS committees.
ANNUAL CoE WORKSHOPS ON TEACHING THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
The Committee on Education Workshops at the HSS annual meetings feature creative teaching methods that work. Both college and pre-college educators will find ideas and materials which can be used in their classes. Live demonstrations and informative handouts are featured. Our past programs have featured the following topics:
JOSEPH H. HAZEN ANNUAL EDUCATION AWARD
The Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the teaching of History of Science. Education activities recognized by the award are to be construed in the broadest sense and should include but not be limited to the following: classroom teaching (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, or extended education), mentoring of young scholars, museum work, journalism, organization and administration of educational programs, influential writing, educational research, innovation in the methodology of instruction, preparation of pedagogical materials, or public outreach through non-print media.
Nominations for the annual Hazen Prize can be made by submitting nomination materials to the HSS Executive Office by 2 April, 2001. The following materials are necessary for nomination:
The HSS Exec. Office Address is:
For a list of prior recipients of the award, click
ANNOUNCING THE CoE'S SECOND ANNUAL EDUCATOR'S SAMPLER
K-12 EDUCATORS, take note! You are invited to attend the Committee on Education's annual workshop free of charge. Just come to the hotel Friday evening and ask for the location of the workshop. Please sign our registration list when you arrive. We are looking forward to meeting you!
The CoE salutes the efforts of PBS station WGBH (Boston) to bring the history of science before the public eye with its series A Science Odyssey.
The Committee on Education is interested in maintaining a roster of members whose qualifications include background or training in K-12 teaching. If you are a member and have substantial experience in teaching at the K-12 level, or hold a Masters in Education, please contact the HSS Executive Office so that we may add you to our list.
TEACHING THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES
The Educational Resources Information Center is a federally-funded information service providing access to a variety of educational resource clearinghouses. Educators interested in incorporating research and teaching materials on the history of science in their coursework will find the ERIC database an invaluable tool for locating essays and articles on the place of history of science in current scientific and humanistic education.
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