orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771Jeanne Garbarino (with edits by Mike Klymkowsky) Purely scientific discussions are hallmarked by objective, open, logical, and skeptical thought; they can describe and explain natural phenomena or provide insights into a broader questions. At the
0000-0002-8715-2896 An archived “Perspective on science education” from the PLOS Computational Biology journal editors, of possible interest to readers of this blog. –PLOSBLOGS Citation: Fox JA, Ouellette BFF (2013) Education in Computational Biology Today
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771Developing a coherent understanding of a scientific idea is neither trivial nor easy and it is counter-productive to pretend that it is. For some time now the idea of “active learning” (as if there is
In an age of rampant narcissism and social cheating – the importance of teaching social evolutionary mechanisms.
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771As socioeconomic inequality grows, the publicly acknowledged importance of traits such as honesty, loyalty, self-sacrifice, and reciprocity appears to have fallen out of favor with some of our socio-economic and political elites. How many people
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771By Mike Klymkowsky Recent political events and the proliferation of “fake news” and the apparent futility of fact checking in the public domain have led me to obsess about the role played by the public presentation
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771By Mike Klymkowsky Stochastic processes are often presented in terms of random, that is unpredictable, events. This framing obscures the reality that stochastic processes, while more or less unpredictable at the level of individual events,
orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771PLOSBLOGS welcomes biology researcher, PLOS Biology author and PLOS ONE Academic Editor Mike Klymkowsky as our new Sci-Ed blog team leader and blogger. For more about Mike’s work click on “About this Blog,” above. By
According to the U.S. Department of Education, one out of two college students who plan to major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) change their minds or drop out of school altogether.
Guest post: can you help us identify this pipefish? Three HS students go to OSM ’16 looking for answers
Today we have a student post by guest Kaelen Novak: Can you help us identify this pipefish? Three high school students go to Ocean Sciences 2016 looking for answers The 2016 Ocean Science Meeting (OSM)
As I have been preparing for my last post on SciEd, I’ve reflected on why I became a science educator to begin with. And I realize it’s because I strongly believe that knowledge is an