Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI 485
How can we work together to make our community healthier?
Everyone is invited to attend the Final Presentations where 6th graders from Flint Community Schools will report the findings from Community Action Projects to answer the question, “How can we work together to make our community healthier?”.
You are cordially invited to attend the MSU Mathematics Education Colloquium to be presented by Professor Amy Noelle Parks from Michigan State University! It will be on Tuesday, November 28, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
Title: Is biology education evolving? Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform
Abstract: Questions are at the heart of biological inquiry. The discipline is shaped by an endless variety of avenues for investigation and an equally diverse and creative set of methods that help justify claims about the living world. Yet, biology as taught in schools rarely reflects the structure of the discipline as carried out at the bench or in the field. This talk will compare the affordances and constraints of three cases of reform in biological education across high school and undergraduate contexts.
Title: That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education
Abstract: One of the central roles of science education is to cause students to fall in love, and therefore become interested and engaged in science. Gallagher (1997) wrote “We become what we love. Our destiny is in our desires, yet what we seek to possess soon comes to possess us in thought, feeling, and action. That is why the ancient Greeks made the education of erōs, or passionate desire, the supreme aim of education. They thought it necessary to educate erōs to desire the good” (p xiii).