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Stephen Downes

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Perhaps I was lucky in school, but most of this was covered in my high school classes (and then rounded out a lot in my philosophy of science classes at university). But perhaps not everyone is so lucky: "too many science classes focus on what science knows instead of how it knows, leaving too many unable to spot claims that seem scientific…but aren't. Science literacy is more than memorizing facts – it's understanding how the process of science works." This is what puts me at odds with the 'content knowledge' people, who stress learning (putative) facts. The facts are rarely the most important part of any course or program. People who have studied science know this. Via Miguel Guhlin, who was on a roll in Mastodon this morning.

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