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'We're drumming the curiosity out of them:' What needs to change about the way we teach science

September 13, 2016

“We need to exploit that and build on that in a hands-on and minds-on way,” Lederman said, noting that positive attitudes about science start to nosedive after elementary school. “It’s like we’re drumming the curiosity out of them because the way we teach it.” He hopes teachers will begin to use experiences from the everyday lives of children to engage them.

An Online Education Disconnect

September 13, 2016

This is the future of learning, I thought as I settled behind a linoleum-lined coffee table, ready to guinea-pig my way through a distance-education course. But about 20 minutes into my first encounter with long-distance learning, I couldn’t help but feel disconnected from the platform whose whole purpose was to connect me to other students.