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Bad Science in schools

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Alan H
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Bad Science in schools

#1 Postby Alan H » July 12th, 2014, 6:40 pm

This looks good: How Collins is using 'Bad Science' in our New GCSE Science Course
Ed Walsh, Science Advisor for Cornwall Learning, has taken eight of the case studies from the book and turned them into lessons aimed at GCSE level students. The lessons are designed to engage and excite students and encourage them to think for themselves. Pupils in secondary schools are in many cases very capable of understanding the ‘Bad Science’ approach and making good use of it themselves. Their grasp of scientific concepts and their enquiring minds mean that Bad Science is good for school science.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Bad Science in schools

#2 Postby Dave B » July 12th, 2014, 10:10 pm

From a quick scan I like it!

Will have a better look at it tomorrow, hopefully.
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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Re: Bad Science in schools

#3 Postby Tetenterre » July 13th, 2014, 3:26 pm

Downloaded & saved for use later this year. :D
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Re: Bad Science in schools

#4 Postby Fia » July 18th, 2014, 9:03 pm

Excellent stuff.

It's not just the young: I have a bright elderly client who was using expensive wrinkle creams so after a wee chat about why she thought they were worth it I lent her my copy of Bad Science appropriately bookmarked. Took a while to get it back as she read the whole book, and our conversations have become far more interesting :)


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