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Raising Heretics: Episode 7, Accepting Uncertainty

Getting comfortable with uncertainty is not a panacea for all of our educational woes, but it is an excellent start in allowing students the room to explore different solutions, and in training them to critically evaluate their own work. After all, if your answer is confirmed by the textbook solution, there’s not much room for further evaluation. If we can use real problems without right answers as the basis of at least part of our education, then we will surely prepare our students for the real world.

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Raising Heretics: Episode 5, Science is Solved

In Episode 5, Science is Solved, we look at the problems with both academia and science education in schools, and explore how they contribute to problems with the public perception of science. How can we teach science as a way of understanding the world, rather than as a matter of facts and known processes?

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Can we actually read graphs?

In December last year a journalist posted this graph to Twitter, with the caption: "This is what happens to your weight when you stop drinking.. (app on my phone tracks weight among other things via digital scales) Weight is the heavy blue line." This is what happens to your weight when you stop drinking -… Continue reading Can we actually read graphs?