19 February 2007

New Science: Let Students Think

Well, it seems to work for Ohio State University.

The idea is to give students less “cook-book” instruction & more “real experiments that leave room for additional inquiry” instead.

Rissing’s overarching goal is to teach students to be independent & objective thinkers, to create a group of scientifically literate citizens who can intelligently discuss multi-faceted issues

...which seems to be working.

Amazing stuff, this freedom to think for one’s self. Again, it seems to be a kind of Open Source training technique.

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