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Archive for October, 2013

STEM 2014 at UBC: STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts

Friday, October 18th, 2013

I am very proud to say that I am a member of the Organizing Committee of the STEM 2014 Conference that will be hosted by our Department this Summer. While you can read the information about the conference from its web site, I want to share that we, as organizers, are working very hard to […]

The Results of OECD Adult Skills Surveys

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

These are very interesting and important results. I especially like the interactivity of the charts. I would recommend you to start with listening to their 3 min YouTube and then go and see their results of play with the data. I especially liked how they analyzed country’s performance by age… What does it mean that […]

SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE LEARNING: The High Cost of Dropping Science and Math

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

A few weeks ago I received feedback from a colleague on the SSHRC grant I was writing. The person who reviewed my grant (and I am grateful for it) asked me why it even matters that Canada produces its own scientists and engineers instead of importing scientists and engineers from abroad. I (who in someways […]

WHY Scientists and Innovators in the Schools Matters

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

I just heard that our government (BC Government) decided to stop supporting the Scientists and Innovators in the school organization. I have been volunteering for SIS for about eight years now. As a science educator, a scientist and a mother, I cannot understand how the government doesn’t want to spend very little money to support […]

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