Applying New Research to Improve Science Education by Carl Wieman

Applying New Research to Improve Science Education 

A new approach The current approach to STEM education is built on the assumption that students come to school with different brains and that education is the process of immersing these brain sin knowledge, facts, and procedures, which those brains then absorb to varying degrees. The extent of absorption is largely determined by the inherent talent and interest of the brain. Thus, those with STEM “talent” will succeed, usually easily, whereas the others have no hope. Research advances in cognitive psychology, brain physiology, and classroom practices are painting a very different picture of how learning works.