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Perspectives: Educating as if Survival Matters

Educating as if Survival Matters Nancy M Trautmann Michael P Gilmore BioScience, Volume 68, Issue 5, 1 May 2018, Pages 324–326, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy026 Published: 22 March 2018 ver the past 40 years, environmental educators through­out the world have been aiming to motivate and empower students to work toward a sustainable future, but we are far from […]

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Jim Martin on Inquiry

Is active learning an effective vehicle to train science inquiry mentors? Walking along with you is far better than telling you “I’ll show you the way.” ow should we prepare mentors of teachers who wish to learn how to engage their students in authentic science inquiry, to provide what they will need for the work […]

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Jim Martin on Science Inquiry

Can We Learn What Science Inquiry Does For Us? What To Teach; And How?   by Jim Martin n a previous blog, a student, Maria, noticed a salmon fry darting toward a rock covered with periphyton, a thin colony of algae which supports microbes and invertebrates living in it. Her eye lit up as she […]

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Classroom without walls

“Mr. D., that was the best science class I’ve ever had!” The trials and successes of a classroom without walls By Greg Derbyshire he above feedback, made by a grade 8 student, is one of many similar comments made to me by students and parents who recognize and appreciate the opportunities provided by outdoor experiential […]

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