Published October 30, 2009 by Rick Biche
Do you think what Randy Olson has to say about scientists goes for teachers too? Most science teachers love science. We don’t have to work hard to be interested. Science hasn’t kept up with modern media and neither has education. The science communication problem, as Dr. Olson states, lies with both science communication and eduction.
Listen to Randy Olson’s appearance on NPR’s Talk of the Nation
On one level this could be about engaging students in content. As a teacher I cannot take for granted the interests I have.
On another level, this could be about students creating engaging products. These skills will help them get their message across. Quality, accurate content is the real challenge here.
Sometimes I wonder if the media dressing provides an opportunity to disengage from the actual ideas at hand?
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