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The International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group was formed in 1987. The group stages biennial international conferences.  The official research journal for IHPST is Science & Education.  Thematic issues devoted to ‘History, Philosophy and Science Teaching' as well as scholarly anthologies based on journal contributions and conference presentations are periodically published.

Group Aims


The group is concerned to promote the betterment of school and university science and mathematics education by making them informed by the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and mathematics. It has a particular interest in bringing these spheres of knowledge into teacher-education programmes.

The group through its activities promotes:

  • The utilization of historical, philosophical, and sociological scholarship to clarify and deal with the many curriculum, pedagogical and theoretical issues facing contemporary science education.

  • Collaboration between the communities of scientists, mathematicians, historians, philosophers, cognitive psychologists, sociologists, and science educators, and school and college teachers.

  • The inclusion of appropriate history, philosophy, and sociology of science courses in science teacher-education programmes.

  • The dissemination of accounts of lessons, units of work, and programmes in science, at all levels, that have successfully utilized history, philosophy, and sociology.

  • Discussion of the philosophy and purposes of science education, and their place in, and contribution to, the intellectual and ethical development of individuals and cultures.


 IHPST Council Members


The following members will serve through the 2017 biennial conference.

 Zoubeida Dagher


 Pierre Boulos
 Peter Heering 
 Jerrid Kruse 
 Lori Maramante 
 Directors [2]
 Ami Friedman 
 Ricardo Karam 
 Student Member
 Yann Benétreau-Dupin       
 Teacher Member
 Garrett Hall 
 Conference Chair
 M. Fatih Tasar 
Gultekin Cakmakci
 Past Conference Chair
 Andreia Guerra
 Marco Braga
   Nominating Committee [4]     

 Agustín Adúriz-Bravo
 Elizabeth Cavicchi 

 Benjamin Herman




Group Aims


Group Aims

Group Aims