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LSS DARWIN LECTURE: Michael Reiss: Science, Religion & Education

Description: Michael Reiss at Secular Hall, Darwin Day 2009 Science, Religion and Education - Michael Reiss, Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
In September 2008, Michael Reiss was pressured into resigning as director of education for the Royal Society after recommending that science teachers should respond if pupils raised questions about creationism in science lessons. In this talk he will take up the general question of the relationship of science and religion, freedom of religion, and how these should influence school education.
Michael Reiss writes:
Can we afford to ignore religion in science and education? I shall argue that while scientists should ignore religious issues in their day-to-day work, this is not necessarily the case for science educators. Creationism and intelligent design are instances where this is especially the case.
Agree or not - come along - hear the argument and have your say!
Further Reading:
Michael Reiss's paper Teaching evolution in a creationist environment: an approach based on worldviews, not misconceptions in School Science Review;
Michael Reiss's Guardian Blog entry.

Venue: Secular Hall
All welcome. Admission is free though a suggested donation of 2 per head is requested.
Date: Thursday, 12 February 2009
Time: 19:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: X - Public lecture/meeting (all welcome)*
Created by: LSS editor ( by )
Updated: Wednesday, 25 February 2009 17:16 GMT
Attachments: None

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