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Ashley Dawkins's picture

rethinking physics education

I have been reflecting and questioning my experiences at the SENCER meeting. I am happy that there are people out there that are rethinking science education and how to engage various types of people. This seems to have worked well in the area of Biology. There are many pressing issues in today's society that link very well to biology, such as the many conversations around global warming. Even chemistry can cover such topics as AIDS or cancer. I, on the other hand, am most interested in addressing physics at a high school level. Therefore I left the meeting thinking about civic engagement responsibilities that could be link into a high school physics classroom. Although I haven't come up with any ideas yet, I am glad that my interactions at this meeting has encouraged me to think about education in a different way.

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