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.

Teaching for Improving Critical Thinking

Critical thinking means different things to different people. This IAE Blog entry represents some of my thinking about critical thinking.

Probably you have heard derisive comments about a writer’s statement that, “He jumped on his horse and rode off in all directions.” The criticism is that it is not possible to ride off in all directions. The writer should be more precise.

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Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues

In November, 2010, the National Science Teachers Association released a Declaration, Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues. See http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/societalpersonalissues.aspx.

Quoting from the introduction to the 3-page document:

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Biology in the 21st Century

The following 112-page book and an accompanying video are available free on the Web.

National Academy Press (2009). A New Biology for the 21st Century. Retrieved 1/8/2011 from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12764.html.

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Modeling and Simulation in Science

This IAE Blog entry is a follow-up to my previous entry on December 29, 2010 (http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/a-technology-developmental-line-and-applications-to-math-education.html). The entry discussed the book:

Carlson, R.H. (2010). Biology is technology: The promise, peril, and new business of engineering life. MA: Harvard. 

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A Technology Developmental Line, and Applications to Math Education

Recently I have been reading the following book:

Carlson, Robert H. (2010). Biology is technology: The promise, peril, and new business of engineering life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

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