This programme aims to give students the academic and practical skills they need to develop a critical understanding of the role of science education, research and communication in society. Certainly most educators remain committed to the model of relying on the science found in textbooks, state curriculum frameworks, and standards documents. They are committed in spite of the research evidence that highlights the advantages of new approaches to learning and new ways of measuring learning and understanding. Humans tend to resist change-even when they know it will occur. It is sad that science educators do not lead in the attack on the unchanging curriculum and lack of attention and use of the new information on how humans learn.
We also know that only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a STEM career.Â Even among those who do go on to pursue a … Read more