Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: GPC on science appreciation

(More artsy science)Link

Science in and of itself is fascinating. There really is no need to do this kind of thing. A good teacher can generate excitement and amazement and teach real indepth content at the same time. 

With our modern education system, these teachers aren't really wanted anymore. What is wanted now is not teachers but facilitators of learning who will implement techniques like Discovery Learning, even though decades of research has found that these methods don't work.

Not suprisingly, according to projections, America will have a serious shortage of scientists in the future. How can we remain an economic superpower when modern economies are based so much on math, science and technology?

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