A Fracking Good Lesson: Can Science and Technology Blind Us from Seeing Cultural Problems?
Environmental Education

A Fracking Good Lesson: Can Science and Technology Blind Us from Seeing Cultural Problems?

By Jason Abdilla Last week, Dr. Tom Katsouleas, Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, wrote an article for Forbes about an alarming experience he had walking out of a movie theatre. North Carolina anti-fracking petitioners asked Katsouleas to sign a petition to ban fracking throughout the State. “I certainly don’t want to add environmental risk to our landscape and … 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 the preferred tone 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