Saturday, November 7, 2009

Teach them how sciecne works...

Discussion on Science education and the future of Science Literacy in America. Take a listen to this pod cast.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Carl Wieman directs the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia and the Colorado Science Education Initiative.

(Sep 22, 2008 at Cornell University)

Wieman emphasizes the importance of making science education effective and relevant for a large and diverse population. The approach, he says, is to transform how students understand and use science, and this calls for teaching them to actually think like scientists.

Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science on Huffduffer

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