Last updated: April 19, 2012
Understand Your Role in Science Education
Summary and References
- Do what teachers can't do.
- Show them that scientists are humanistic and sensitive to individual needs and differences.
- Students need help in making the jump from theory to application and you can help.
- Expand the students' ability to apply knowledge.
- Small group activities may provide the best vehicle to explore science.
- Verbal interaction improves learning.
- Ask for clarification when necessary.
- Parenting molds the student.
- Racial and cultural bias restricts interest in science.
- Exclusive language always excludes someone.
- Inside jokes put most people on the outside.
- The sexes are different, but equal.
- In taking into account the "gender factor," you will need to compensate for certain stereotypes, which are firmly in place in the society as a whole.
- The females' place is in the lab.
- Don't teach the whole course!
- People remember the information they use and lose the rest.
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