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Intro to Astronomy. Home - The Physics Factory. Science identity development: an interactionist approach. Edited byAnn Kim, California State University, Long Beach, USAGale Sinatra, Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, USA The focus of this Special Issue is the development of science identity within an environment.

Science identity development: an interactionist approach

It highlights the role of educational psychology constructs, such as interest and belonging that ultimately inform students’ science identity development. The Special Issue consists of six articles: an introduction, four empirical papers investigating the psychological experiences of students in various science spaces with a focus on the interactions between the individual and the context, and a commentary that will be published soon. Guest EditorialScience identity development: an interactionist approach The Special Issue highlights the role of psychology constructs, such as interest and belonging that are deeply relevant and ultimately inform students' science identity development...

Ann Kim and Gale M. Vanessa W. Rachael D. Lisa Martin-Hansen. Life in the Universe. Frequently Asked Questions Reviews Praise for the Life in the Universe Curriculum "Teacher Ideas Press is to be congratulated for its fine work in bringing this special and original curriculum into print.

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The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths. Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it?

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous. If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, technical skills.

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

Every month, it seems, we hear about our children’s bad test scores in math and science — and about new initiatives from companies, universities or foundations to expand STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) and deemphasize the humanities. From President Obama on down, public officials have cautioned against pursuing degrees like art history, which are seen as expensive luxuries in today’s world. Republicans want to go several steps further and defund these kinds of majors. “Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?” Asked Florida’s Gov. This dismissal of broad-based learning, however, comes from a fundamental misreading of the facts — and puts America on a dangerously narrow path for the future.

My point is not that it’s good that American students fare poorly on these tests. AAS225 SCIENTIST ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP. What's Missing From Education? Critical Thinking. Stewart Lyman12/24/14 There is too little emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills in schools.

What's Missing From Education? Critical Thinking

Many adults have little understanding of important science and technology issues, which leaves them open to poor decision making on matters that will affect both their families as well as society in general. A good example would be a failure to understand and appreciate the tremendous advancement in human health as a result of vaccines. These days, unfortunately, misinformation abounds on the Internet, and many parents don’t have the critical thinking skills to distinguish anecdotes and rumors from factual information.

As a result, they don’t have their children vaccinated, and this has led to a large increase in whooping cough, mumps, and measles cases. [Editor's note: To tap the wisdom of our distinguished group of Xconomists, we asked a few of them to answer this question heading into 2015: "If you could change one thing in education, what would it be? " Electromagnetic Spectrum Diagram. 7 Ways Khan Academy Preps You for the C-Suite. STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts. Math and science matter, but that’s not all.

STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts

(Edmund D. Fountain for The Washington Post) We’ve all heard it before, we are facing another crisis. This time it’s one of mammoth proportions, and not the wooly kind. Public education isn’t making the cut as high-tech jobs across the nation go unfilled. In 2011 the governor of my home state of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed an executive order creating a STEM advisory council. “An increased focus in science, technology, engineering and math will lead to higher achievement and better career opportunities” Branstad said.

President Obama has put a focus on STEM education with the White House’s Educate to Innovate initiative. The Future of Education. MASH. Cosmos is a fantastic show about ideological conversion more than it’s about science. Like Carl Sagan before him, Neil deGrasse Tyson is constructing a cult of personality.

Cosmos is a fantastic show about ideological conversion more than it’s about science

Also like Sagan, that personality is not his own. In both its versions, Cosmos has had to serve a number of masters — they’ve both had to educate, to entertain, and to bring in advertising. By far their most defining goal, however, the one that most differentiates them from both the Planet Earths and Bill Nyes of the world, is ideological. Cosmos was, and very thankfully still is, an unabashed attempt to exalt the scientist and to advance the scientific worldview in its entirety, with as few tactful omissions as possible. The series’ educational and awe-inspiring content ultimately serves to illustrate and support the real mission: straight up ideological conversion.

In many scientifically inclined circles, that’s a borderline offensive accusation, and the nervousness has only become more acute since Sagan’s day. Who couldn’t love that face? The Cosmic Calendar recontextualizes all time as a year. Amplify. mGooru.