During the summer of 2008, Paul Grobstein,
Luisana Taveras, a rising sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, and Julia
Lewis, a rising senior majoring in Chemistry and Bryn Mawr College,
will be thinking about science education and trying out ideas in a summer institute program
with K-12 teachers. These forums are a place for ongoing thinking by
the three of them, and any one else interested. To contribute your
thoughts, use the forum entry form at the bottom of this and other
forum pages. Postings will be checked to prevent spam and so may be
delayed in appearing. An updated list of all forums in this series is available here.
Some New Directions?
Our first two conversations suggest that "traditional" science education has some problems in actually engaging students. And that issues of significant individual variation in student interests, abilities, prior experiences are perhaps a part of the problem .... or maybe a part of the solution? How can we get students (and teachers) more effectively engaged with science? Some suggested directions ...