We run week-long summer schools for children in local schools. We introduce children to philosophy of science, and integrate their science curriculum with tailored discussions on perspectival modelling in science.
Our project will feature in the PSA16 in Atlanta in a dedicated poster session on teaching philosophy of science in schools.
Perspectival Realism in the Sciences and Humanities
Michela Massimi spoke to over 100 Sixth Form students at Loretto Senior School about the realism debate in Philosophy of Science and the importance of perspectival modelling in the sciences.
From traits to DNA. Models and perspectives on genetics
In this week-long summer school at George Heriot’s, we introduced five classes of P7 children to the topic of traits and inheritance in biology: from Mendel’s laws in classical genetics to the Watson–Crick model of the DNA in molecular genetics. Via hands-on activities, including building your own DNA model, we explored the importance of perspectival modelling in science and discussed its implications for current debates on anti-reductionism in science.
Please see our AV gallery for a selection of photographs from the week.