In our view, teaching is professional artistry. As such, not only is your work as a science teacher an artistic one, but the way teachers are educated should also embrace professional artistry.
Many years ago, I was working on a book with Joe Abruscato entitled The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities, and during this period it became clear that teaching science was far from the logical portrayal as seen in the textbooks that we use with students.… Read more
For more than 15 years, I’ve used websites to augment my teaching, research, and seminars. The first website that I was a part of was for the Global Thinking Project, a hand across the globe environmental science program that linked schools enabling them to communicate with each other. From there we designed websites for courses at Georgia State University in science education.… Read more
I wanted to call your attention to a new initiative, The Art of Science Learning, through a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Steifer Associates. The grant will explore the impact the arts can have on science (STEM) literacy and creativity in the workforce through a social network for teachers, 3 conferences in Spring 2011 (in DC, Chicago & San Diego) and a research report.… Read more
The Art of Science Teaching Weblog is a place to discuss issues related to science teaching. In today’s post, you will find a link to a Youtube movie comprised of many of the images and pictures that I’ve used in previous posts.
I hope you enjoy the images, and the music.… Read more
The Art of Teaching Science is the personal blog of Jack Hassard. I am a writer, a former high school science teacher and Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Georgia State University. The blog reflects my opinions on science education and issues related to educational reform from a progressive science and education philosophy.