Down the Hall – Episode 54 – Blinded Me With Science

One area of study that some prospective teachers ignore in their studies is science. Some fear it, and some just aren’t interested in it. Is that still the case? Has the teaching of science improved in recent years?

This week’s episode brings you an interview with Dr. Sandra Scott, Faculty Advisor in the Teacher Education program and a strong advocate of science education. She talks about that status of science-teaching in schools, how we can get past the phobias that teachers have about the subject, and how the teaching of science is incorporated into the Teacher Education program here at UBC.

In addition to Sandra, your hosts talk about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course). We are both taking one to see what they’re all about. What are some of the potential problems with MOOCs and how can we get past them? We don’t get into any platform-specific issues, but issues with the MOOC concept in general.

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Episode 54 (43:53)

Time Stamps

00:23 | Introduction

How Do You Stop Online Students From Cheating? – BBC

UBC partners with Coursera for online course offerings

12:56 | Interview – Teaching Science

Interview with Dr. Sandra Scott, faculty member from the department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, as well as Faculty Advisor in the Teacher Education program.

38:15 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Master of Museum Education (MED2) Cohort – Vancouver

Master of Education in Home Economics (HEE2) Cohort – Online

International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning (IPTEL) – Call for Papers extended to March 30, 2013

PDCE Summer Institutes – Lots of possibilities to check out!

French Immersion courses being offered by PDCE this Summer

Outdoor Experience Program – Physical Education

Investigating Our Practices – Conference on the UBC Campus



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One response to “Down the Hall – Episode 54 – Blinded Me With Science”

  1. jumperads

    just what I was searching for

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