Archives for November 2008

For Your Reading Pleasure: A Change of Pace

The theme that I’ve been writing about is change, alternative paradigms for learning, and how change needs to happen in our schools and schooling. There is a good chance that I won’t be making posts over the next few days as I’ll be traveling to Lincoln, England for a week. However, if I wanted to […]

Paradigm 2 Schools: Some Examples

Georgia Bracey, from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, commented with an important question regarding the existence of schools that might be based on the humanistic paradigm (Paradigm 2) outlined in the previous post. There are many schools around the nation that embody a humanistic, student-centered character. I’ll talk here about a few of them. When I […]

Calling for a Change in Science Teaching is Not New, It’s Bold

We are experiencing one of the most stressful economic downturns since the Great Depression.  To deal with this calamity the Federal Government has initiated a bailout of the banking system in hopes of staving off a collapse of the flow of money in our society.  We are also seeing rapid movement of the part of […]

Calling for a Change in Science Teaching is Not New, It's Bold

We are experiencing one of the most stressful economic downturns since the Great Depression.  To deal with this calamity the Federal Government has initiated a bailout of the banking system in hopes of staving off a collapse of the flow of money in our society.  We are also seeing rapid movement of the part of […]

Paradigm Shift: Catching Up with Creative Teachers

I have been writing about change recently, and how change is needed in the science curriculum, and the pedagogy that we use to help students learn science.  Indeed, I’ve suggested we suspend high-risk testing until we can show that this type of assessment model tells us what students know, and how well teachers are teaching. […]