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Author:  ant [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Teaching science in the classroom (how to get it done right)

I thought some of you might appreciate this article in Nature



http://www.nature.com/news/why-we-are-t ... NatureNews

The active learning method seems the best way to teach science (or some science).

Penn State has a fabulous Forensics course for their undergrads. It immerses the students in a mock murder crime wherein the students are placed in teams and are tasked with investigating the crime from start to finish.

Students examine a scene that's constructed on campus, gather evidence, and examine it in a lab.
Penn State filmed one of the courses and made it available on DVD. I saw it - totally fantastic. :up:

For undergrads that's as hands-on as you can get. Being that active with the topic is superior I think to a boring lecture in an auditorium.

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