Why teachers should care about beauty in science education

Mehta, Rohit and Keenan,, Sarah (2016) Why teachers should care about beauty in science education. i wonder.... pp. 83-86. ISSN 2582-1636

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Feynman highlights the potential of wonder and inspiration as he contemplates the world around him and the intricacies of its inner workings. This sense of wonder opens new doors and further questions to pursue; it is the beginning of a curiosity that inspires more questions. Science, he suggests, helps us find answers to some of the most awe- inspiring questions we have about nature. It is not a rigid method, or stuffed with facts and information that we need to memorize to pass an exam; but, rather, a rich and exciting process, an adventure and a journey to solve the mysteries of the world. This sense of engagement and passion is often in stark contrast to how many students in school think about science. Science is often seen as being full of arbitrary facts, mindless activities and, thus, quite dull and boring (as seen in the quote at the beginning of this article).

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mehta, Rohit and Keenan,, Sarah
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Science Education, Aesthetic classroom,
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1258
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