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From Sputnik to the Internet: Real Solutions for Reforming Science Education [Video]

In this talk, Eric Daniels, science teacher and curriculum developer at LePort schools, explores:

  • What’s wrong with today’s science education.
  • The history of science education.
  • How to fundamentally improve science education.

In the Q&A following the talk, Eric answers questions such as:

  • What domains of science should children be taught?
  • What does it mean to teach science in a hierarchical, i.e., logical fashion?
  • How do you motivate your students?

This talk was recorded at Objectivist Summer Conference 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Eric Daniels will give an all-new talk this summer at Objectivist Summer Conference 2016 in Bellevue, Washington:

The Power of Errors in Childhood Education

One of the most neglected but important aspects of childhood and adolescent education is the role of error and failure. High-stakes testing and politicized curricula have made success and the avoidance of error the sole aim of many educators. Using real life examples, this lecture explores why it is not only acceptable, but is actually imperative to nourish errors, mistakes and failure as a crucial step in cultivating student growth academically, socially and morally.

Register for OCON 2016 here.

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