(by Eileen Dombrowski, from OUP blog) What an excellent summary of how science works! You’ll be missing out on a splendid resource if you don’t read these two articles on “Real Scientific Literacy” offered just last week (free, on his blog) by neurologist and science writer Dr. Steven Novella:
Real Scientific Literacy, The Ness, Neurologicablog, January 12, 2016.
Real Scientific Literacy, Part II, The Ness, Neurologicablog, January 14, 2016.
In his conclusion, Dr. Novella makes a simple assertion that underscores what we teach in IB science courses and IB Theory of Knowledge: “Scientific literacy means not only having a working understanding of the big ideas of science, but also understanding critical thinking and how science works.” Continue reading