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Teaching of Science

Photo of Jim McGovern asking a question

Jim asking a question

In the afternoon of Monday 18th May, 2009, I had the honour of attending a lecture about transforming the teaching of science, which was delivered by Nobel Laureate Dr. Carl Wieman at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Bolton Street. I took the opportunity of asking a question and was very satisfied with the reply I received—the photo shows me asking the question. In my view, science is a way of thinking and experimenting, freely and effectively, and it must never be learned, or taught, by rote. Dr. Wieman points out that there is a much better way and that research shows that the better way works. The lecture, including the question and answer session that followed, is available at http://asx.heanet.ie/dit/DrWieman.asx
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