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Regular Education v. Elite Education
One who follows the hype of educational technologies can see that all inventions are based on the extreme reduction of human education to an animal-type training (think circus) done by a drill sergeant. That is NOT education.
Many people in the field of education for a long time have been propelling the idea of teaching students how to think critically, but they could not offer the method for how exactly this could be done. However, the method has been around for at least several hundred years, and is called – science of scientific thinking. The true science course has to guide students through the scientific way of thinking using the course material (i.e. facts) as the building bricks of the science students learn. This is how my physics course is developed and taught (to hte best of my abilities).
BTW: physics is the best learning subject for developing scientific thinking: it is the oldest and the most developed science with a very well-known history of paradigm changes; and it represents a bridge between an abstract world of mathematics and the real world phenomena.
“Honestly, he is one of the best professors here in BU. He's engaging, loves teaching the material, and helps the students out to understand the concepts.”
There are three pages on this blog that represent my approach to education:
Deliberate Thinking v. Digging a Trench
Factual thinking v. integrative thinking, or how we need to teach science
Fundamental Laws of TeachOlogy: a Handbook For a Beginner Science Teacher
The Essence of the Meaning of “Zone of Proximal Development”
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