Ten Great Ideas: Introduction
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
|We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness...Philosopher Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton)|
|Quick introduction||From an old blog post|
|Success at School vs. Success in Life||link||"[Schools] suggest that the most important things are already known; that what is is all that could be."
|MIT graduates struggle to connect a lightbulb in a circuit||link||So what do we bother teaching it to folk who're never going to use it?
YouTube. 2 mins.
Father Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University
|Link||YouTube 5 mins. Funny cos it's true.|
|Why a student teacher quit||"I just didn't care whether the children knew most of the material we were teaching." So here's my chance to change that. From huffingtonpost|
|What are the big ideas in Science?||
Item 1: "Develop and sustain learners’curiosity about the world, enjoyment of scientific activity and understanding of how natural phenomena can be explained." pdf publication of a conference on this theme from a few years back.