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Children as Protagonists.
This short video shows some wonderful examples of a pedagogical style that has been bubbling away in the back of my mind. Namely, engaging students in real-world problem solving. Not only will it improve their learning and engagement, but they might even come up with some good ideas.
I remember at the end of my Biotechnology degree, one of the projects was to write a mock business plan. This was done in groups, and my group was lucky enough to work on a business plan for a real company: a bioremediation start-up that some of the researchers from the uni were putting together. The fact that our project could form part of the business plan for a real company was a great feeling, and I know we did a better job because of it.
The beautiful world of biochemistry, brought forth for all to see.
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
I’m a sucker for a TED talk on the brain – but this one is top-shelf. And in the back of my mind the whole time was “how to use this to engage students in science”.