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(Monday) 21 Oct 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The Barker Foundation Science Centre
Fellows’ Theatre

+ Add to Calendar 21/10/2019 06:30 PM 21/10/2019 08:00 PM Australia/Sydney Year 12 Science Extension – Public Lecture One

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The Barker Foundation Science Centre Fellows’ Theatre DD/MM/YYYY

Year 12 Science Extension – Public Lecture One

The Barker College Science Department would like to invite any HSC Science Extension students, teachers and parents, along with anyone interested in the History and Philosophy of Science to join the new Barker Science Extension students for two public lectures at the start of Term 4. This is especially tailored for the students beginning the Year 12 course, though some students preparing for their HSC exam may choose to come along as revision.

For alumni, parents and friends in our wider community it is an opportunity to enter (or re-enter) the Barker classrooms and to learn alongside our staff and students. We warmly invite you to come and be inspired about science, science education and science research.

Lectures will focus on the first section of Module 1, the development of modern science. The first lecture will approach the question from a historical perspective where the scientific process is considered through cultural knowledge (e.g. exemplified by Aboriginal cultures) and paradigm shifting breakthroughs. The second lecture will target the philosophy of science, wrestling with how we use science to develop knowledge (epistemology) and the limitations of science. 

Lecture 1, Monday 21 October
5 great moments in science:

How discoveries and research shape our understanding of science & the world. – Dr Alison Gates
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Lecture 2, Monday 28 October
The philosophy of science: Epistemology and Scientific reasoning. – Dr Matthew Hill
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