Local Resources Forum


This forum is for discussion of thoughts arising from and extending materials in Serendip's Local Resources section. Comments entered here will be posted automatically. Comments not meant to be posted can be sent by e-mail.

Serendip's forums sometimes get longer than what can conveniently be accessed and displayed. They are, at the same time, in their entirety an important part of what Serendip has become at any giv en time (and, of course, particular contributions may well be of lasting significance). To try to balance needs for easy display and those of continuous and permanent record, only this year's forum comments are displayed on this page with earlier comments being preserved elsewhere. To go to the forum for prior years, click on the year below.

Year: - Current postings - 1998/1999- 2000/2001 - 1997 - 1996

Comments are posted in the order in which they are received, with earlier postings appearing first below on this page. To see the latest postings, click on "Go to last comment" below.

Go to last comment

Teaching to the Test
Name: Mitch Schw
Date: 2003-07-21 18:07:50
Link to this Comment: 6084

We're currently reading the latest Harry Potter novel at our house. All of the novels are set at a special boarding school for wizards,called "Hogwarts". In this installment, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", a teacher responds to Harry's complaint that she is teaching only the theory of magic rather than its practical application. She invokes the name of the Ministry of Magic, an agency that has assumed control of the school from its headmaster and says, in reply,
"Now it is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be more than sufficient to get you through your examination which, after all, is what school is all about."
The echoes of a beaurocratic takeover and passing the test as the objective of education have me convinced that there's a world out there outside of Philadelphiaz, Pennsylvania. What do you think?


Issues with Teaching Evolution in the Classroom
Name: Wendy
Date: 2003-07-24 14:58:46
Link to this Comment: 6156

The community I serve is populated with a 75+% of Belief in God. Therefore, a measure of care must be given in how Evolutionary Theory is delivered. I enjoyed the way in which Grobstein presented it as a story. This is just one 'story' to explain the way in which humans came to be. That along with Blanks computer adaption can make this subject more appetizing.



Name: jennifer a
Date: 2006-09-14 17:09:58
Link to this Comment: 20413

I am a reporter at FOX 16 News in Little Rock Ar..I am looking for a prosopagnosia patient..thanks!!!Jennifer Akers-(501)580-9844


Forum Archived
Name: Webmaster
Date: 2006-11-28 14:27:50
Link to this Comment: 21203

This forum has now been archived and is closed to new postings. If you are interested in continuing the conversation, please contact Serendip.

We like to hear from you.





| Serendip Forums | About Serendip | Serendip Home |

Send us your comments at Serendip

© by Serendip 1994- - Last Modified: Tuesday, 27-May-2014 14:30:56 EDT