Why Isn’t Science Class More Like Learning to Play Baseball?

Alison Gopnik, Mind/Shift, Oct 12, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I like the argument. And I think it's more right than wrong. "There is no particularly good reason why ballet or basketball should be taught through apprenticeship while science and math are not. As any scientist will tell you, our profession is as much a matter of hard-won skill as piano or tennis. In graduate school, where we really teach science, we use the same methods as a chef or a tailor."

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