IAE Blog

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten is now well entrenched as a component of precollege education in the United States.

“Since 1977, the percentage of [U.S.] kindergartners enrolled in full-day (in contrast to half-day) programs has nearly tripled, increasing from 28 to 77 percent between 1977 and 2013” (Child Trends Data Bank, n.d.).

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Science Knowledge Quiz

How do you rate yourself in terms of your general knowledge of science? Compared to other people, do you think you are below average, about average, or above average?

The Pew Research Center developed a list of a dozen multiple-choice science questions and used them with a nationally representative group of 3,278 randomly selected U.S. adults. The adults were surveyed online and by mail between Aug. 11 and Sept. 3, 2014 (Pew Research Center, 2015).

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Brain Science

Please answer to yourself the following two questions:

1. Are you satisfied with your current knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, and functioning of your brain?

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Teaching for Increased Creativity in Science

The following article provides some interesting insights into science education and fostering creativity among science students.

Giddings, M. (3/29/2011). What kind of scientist are you? The Scientist. Retrieved 3/31/2011 from http://blog.the-scientist.com/2011/03/29/what-kind-of-scientist-are-you/.

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Developing Suitable Levels of Expertise in Multiple Areas

Each of us has multiple areas of expertise, but few of us are really high level experts in our various areas of expertise.

For example, I have a useful level of expertise in keyboarding, searching the Web, and medicating the household cats that my wife and I care for. However, in each of these areas I am very far from being an expert.

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