The Final Sunday’s Science Poem
Communication & Rhetoric of Science / Monthly Science Poem

The Final Sunday’s Science Poem

And from my pillow, looking forth by light Of moon or favouring stars, I could behold The Antechapel where the Stature stood Of Newton with his prism and his silent face, The marble index of a Mind for ever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone… William Wordsworth, The Prelude (1850), Book III lines 58-64 Continue reading

Using Discovery Narratives in Science Education
Science Education

Using Discovery Narratives in Science Education

By Jason Abdilla No “I” in Science Literacy or Communication The distanced and disinterested way of communicating science is not only a custom of academic journals, but it’s also theĀ preferred toneĀ in educational texts. The invisibility of the author (by way of third person narration) gives the sense that neither bias nor culture nor personality will … Continue reading

Teaching Science in Multi(sub)cultural Classrooms: Praxis for Teaching Hipsters (pt. 2)
Multicultural Science Education

Teaching Science in Multi(sub)cultural Classrooms: Praxis for Teaching Hipsters (pt. 2)

PT II: Fostering Uniqueness, Guiding Creativity A profound skill the hipster exhibits is their creativity and ability to think broadly. Environmental educators should foster this creativity through a variety of projects and assignments. The following are a few examples of projects that seem to motivate and spark an interest in hipsters:   Instead of writing … Continue reading

Teaching Science in Multi(sub)cultural Classrooms: Praxis for Teaching Hipsters
Multicultural Science Education

Teaching Science in Multi(sub)cultural Classrooms: Praxis for Teaching Hipsters

Part 1: Educator as Cultural Facilitator, Hipsters, and the Praxis By Randi Hogden Every educator has a folk pedagogy; a way of teaching that reflects beliefs about her students. What, then, does she actually know about her students? If the purpose of education is to further a culture, then what is that culture? Instructors are … Continue reading