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Can scientists afford neglecting science communication?

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

This year I attended a Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress in Edmonton. The meeting made me think once again about the importance of science communication. For example, I attended a number of plenaries and invited talks and some of them were very exciting. For example, Sara Seager from MIT gave a great talk about […]

Tim Hunt, sexism and what we can do about it…

Friday, June 12th, 2015

As I am reflecting on the entire story that followed from the Tim Hunt’s sexist comments at the women’s event in Korea, I keep thinking that what has transpired from the event might be very positive. First of all, the forum where he said it shows that he holds these believes so deeply that he […]

The Anti-scientific Revolution in Canada

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

I wanted to draw your attention to the recent radio seriesĀ on Canadian CBC Radio with Paul Kennedy – The Ideas. The Ideas in my view is one of the best radio shows out there. I love how they chose topics and how they explore them always making you to want more. This special 3-part series […]

BYOD Dilemma

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

As I was teaching in China for the past two weeks I encountered a very interesting situation. I taught the same professional development course twice. Since I have never worked with Chinese teachers before, my first week was full of new experiences and new insights. I have been learning more than they did (speaking with […]

Is there something wrong with the way math is being taught?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

As I am reflecting on my experience of working with Chinese mathematics and science teachers, my students (in a graduate course on mathematics and science education I am currently teaching) pointed out to me that I missed a CBC radio discussion on the Cross Country Check up that focuses exactly on this problem. I am […]

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