Monday, September 1, 2014

[Yasmin_discussions] What's in a name


I do not feel I've placed my size 11 foot into a trap. Rather, I was trying to make the point that what we term "scientific activities" require both a scientific method and an artistic aesthetic. Early "scientists", before that term was popularized, were referred to as philosophers, yes? Labels evolve, but the foundations knowledge acquisition do not. We merely change the names.

No element of human knowledge exists in a vacumn. Trying not to sound cliche, but everything IS connected. The main issue I see with STEM education, at least in the USA, is that there is a list of curriculum concepts that are mandated, nessecitating a teaching approach that attempts to teach in a vacumn. But then again, this is just my opinion.

Bill Joel
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