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Archive for November, 2015

Reflection on an online ETEC 533 course: Math and Science teaching with technology

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Yesterday I received an unexpected email from one of my former students in an on-line graduate course – ETEC533 – Technology in Mathematics and Science Classroom. Stefanie was finishing the program and she decided to do a reflection on the courses she took and on their impact. This is what she wrote about my course. […]

Math for Parents and Children

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

  I am very happy about the the workshop I led on Saturday, November 21st as part of UBC Centennial Lecture Series. It was a very engaging event with more than 100 participants. Most importantly, it showed that meaningful activities can engage both parents and children. I hope it will become a tradition.

Science education according to Feynman

Friday, November 20th, 2015

I think every science educator should watch this movie. I cannot imagine a better reason to study or to teach science than to enjoy figuring things out. I could not have said it better than a very famous physicist – Richard Feynman.

A Science Educator’s Lament

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

As I have been preparing for my Saturday Mathematics for Parents and Children Workshop, I started thinking again about why it is so important to engage adults and children in meaningful mathematics and science studies. Do we do it to have more scientists and engineers? Do we do it to have a scientifically literate population? Do […]

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