Science and a Sense of Place:
Learning Where We are Located in the World

(July 24-August 4, 2006)





Reflecting on Teaching:

What We've Learned so Far--
And Some Guidelines for What
We Might Do Next


The deepest things to remember?

"Everyone is educatable."

And none of us can know it all...

What follows? A commitment to

A Culture of Revision:

"Teachers need to learn to be wrong,
and to acknowledge in public,
that this is what it is to be human,
and what it is to be learning."



What's important in science education?

"We are seekers and users of information, not knowers."

"All teachers are student-teachers."

"To be a good teacher is to be a good learner,
and to lead students to knowledge."

"We need to get students to think of their teachers as their students."

What Doesn't Work: a highly fragmented, living-in-your-own-niche approach

What Works: flexible, substantive interactions among teachers and students:



Your Assignment: Some Motivating Questions:
"Even if they cannot connect in the social world,
it's my responsibility to make them connect.
They can learn something."


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