Monday, August 01, 2011

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

Last week, we were lucky to attend a staff lecture hosted by our host institution, the Lawrence Hall of Science, featuring Dr. Helen Quinn, a professor of physics at Stanford University and chair of the National Academy of Sciences committee that issued the new Framework for K-12 Science Education. Dr. Quinn talked about the process behind designing the Framework, and why it's different from other recommendations in the past.

Symmetry Breaking, a physics publication, just did a Q&A with Dr. Quinn on the new recommendations.

What are your thoughts on the recommendations?

3 comments:

Barbara Carney said...

With the beginning of the 2011 – 2012 academic year, more than seven thousand urban debaters in public schools across the country – primarily low income students of color – will debate the future of the U.S. Space Program. Across the country they will argue for and against the following resolution: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s mesosphere. Throughout the school year, urban debaters will spend up to forty hours per week outside the classroom conducting research on the space program, participating in practice debates, and competing at weekend tournaments. It appears that urban debate programming offers a method for evidence based arguments about science. check out www.urbandebate.org

Barbara Carney said...

With the beginning of the 2011 – 2012 academic year, more than seven thousand urban debaters in public schools across the country – primarily low income students of color – will debate the future of the U.S. Space Program. Across the country they will argue for and against the following resolution: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s mesosphere. Throughout the school year, urban debaters will spend up to forty hours per week outside the classroom conducting research on the space program, participating in practice debates, and competing at weekend tournaments. Urban debate programming offers a model for evidence based argument about science.

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