Diversity, as a positive benefit
Science as exploration, not "Truth"
Story-telling, imagine and reflect, start where are, get "less wrong" and enjoy it
Take everything I say in this light (is a scientific "story", observations? usefulness?)
"As our scope of observations widens we may end up with new story and a new summary that may contridict our views at the moment or may further validate out thoughts." ... Minh
"The harder part, for me, is not to ensure that they are "right," but that they are describing what they truly observe, not what they want to see." ... Gayle
"The observation, prediction, assessment loop and our ability to share our stories even beyond our generation, is precisely the predominant feature of human behavior that has led to our "success" as a species. That success being a more developed understanding of our universe, both external and internal ... Glen
"I'm afraid that there is an attitude that goes with the words "story telling" that right away, makes people think it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this (probably fictitious) story that we are going to hear ... Will people begin to take science less seriously if we as a culture start to see it as a story? Will science start to lose its credibility? or is that the point? ... Julie
I am wary to allow science to be a place that isn't definitive for a moment, that isn't a community to which others turn for processed data and interpretation of nature. So much of public policy is created by people who don't understand the balances created by continual exploration and reevaluation of observations ... Tiffany
"I believe it is very important that we as teachers give serious thought to how we can teach students to understand that they don't always have to be right or perfect. The difficulty is that we must learn to believe it ... With practice we will be able to view science differently." ... Sherry
Simple things interacting in simple way can have sophisticated outcomes
Brain as an explorer?
(passive or active?)
Education as an exploration?
(passive or active?)
The Brain - is wider than the Sky -|
For - put them side by side -
The one the other will contain
With ease - and You - beside-
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Implications if Emily was right?
What story do you hear/see in Emily Dickinson's poem? Do you think the brain is wide enough to contain the sky ... "and You beside"? What would this imply? In general? About education? Write your thoughts in the institute forum area.
Is the real brain (nervous system) actually that way?