Wednesday, October 26, 2011
, Pre-conjecture is a teacher's worst enemy. Students graduating from today's schools require the scientific knowledge to help them interpret their world. Alongside this scientific knowledge, technological knowledge is a complementary asset. Why, because students need current skills to understand and interpret their world.
New geologic findings based in observations from a well-known site offer new insights to how these students can interpret their world. This is significant. The exploration of critical thought is manifested when students receive inputs to learn from. Sometimes these inputs challenge conventional wisdom.
To become scientifically literate, students must grow. The growth requires further development of science and its relationship to modern advances. The world is increasingly global and to attain a competitive advantage students need current critical skills to think, to ponder and to understand. Science relates to technologies and science supports society.
When students develop the broad-based skills required to identify and analyze problems from current geologic laws and principles and assess them against observed facts such as in the case study at Kidd Copper property they get tools. These tools help them explore and test solutions. 'In Defense of a Younger Earth' is a scientific report and reference material to help guide these senior students to further explore and test solutions. Only then can students seek to interpret and evaluate information.
If students are not allowed to be shown alternatives to the mainstream way of thinking, how will they ever expand? Critical sense of wonder is based on questioning the norm. A major scientific discovery refuting several geologic laws was attained because of these guidelines. If all students followed the same path, what unexplored possibilities exist for more discoveries to come to a better understanding of the world around them?
Ask Loreen Sherman to speak at your next event.
Availability: Alberta, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone. 403.289.2292 or Toll Free 1.877.896.7292.