What would an evidence based world look like? How can we get there? What’s wrong with the way we teach science and all of the STEM subjects? How can we teach our kids to be ethical, creative, rational problem solvers?
Praise for Raising Heretics:
“I wish my teachers had had this book. I wish I’d had this book when I started teaching. A joyous, compelling exploration of the importance of critical thinking, creativity and curiosity to good data science practice, filled with wise lessons for all educators in STEM. My favourite takeaway? It’s not about cool gadgets and toy problems. Make something meaningful and you make it matter, for every student. What a privilege it would be to witness Linda McIver in action in the classroom.” Ellen Broad, Author of Made by Humans.
“In this fantastic book Linda has taken a lifetime of teaching and computer science research to engagingly make clear the importance of heretics who question perceived wisdom, how best to teach that skill to our students of all years and abilities, and have them create a fairer and more equitable future for all of us as AI dominates our world.”
Professor Alan Duffy, Director, Space Technology and Industry Institute, Lead Scientist, The Royal Institution of Australia