Category Archives: course design

Science is a verb – and how to shift lab paradigms to reflect it 1

I read a wonderful post lately about the use of models in science classrooms.  In it, Drew Roman wrote: “The second greatest mistake in science education is to teach the book of knowledge in isolation from the process of scientific inquiry, or with process itself defined as a recipe to memorize.” (I also happen to […]

Do you really remember what it was like to not know your subject-area?

Is it even possible to step back and see your class through the eyes of someone that knows nothing about what you’re teaching?  The longer you teach, or have experience with your subject, the farther you move away from this novice viewpoint.  Keep reading to see why it’s important to do that and what happened […]