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Thursday, February 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Critical Thinking and Scientific Literacy

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Science is more than a collection of facts or information. Too many students (and people in general!) live with the misconception that if you could memorize Wikipedia or had constant access to Google you would know Science. But the Scientific Methods require more than information. They are actions that require students to be DOING instead of just knowing. In this talk Ian will share some simple examples of how we can all put science into action. How small changes in the language we use with our students can have big effects on their perception of science and what it means for scientific literacy. He will also demonstrate specific activities you can use tomorrow to get kids thinking scientifically and experimentally about everything in their lives.

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Ian Doktor

Science Teacher / Doctoral Student
I started my teaching career in Red Deer in 2002 and during the past 16 years I have taught Science and Math in Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Edmonton, where I currently teaches Astronomy and IB Physics. In 2010 I completed a Master of Education at UBC and has served as... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
ECC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  Science-sciences  Technology / Technolgie
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English