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Apr24-11, 02:07 PM
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Quote Quote by AlexChandler View Post
I do not know of many children who have been exposed to the type of science classes that you are speaking of. I surely wasn't. To me it seems that in most public schools, science teachers are under qualified, and often are unable to display scientific thinking themselves.
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Oh i see. My experience is only in America. But really... it seems to me that performing one experiment and writing it up is not going to give you a good sense of how science works. I think we should require a course for philosophy of science.
That surely is not the general case in the U.S.??? Though it may explain the prevalence of pseudoscience and evangelism. When I did my GCE Physics and Chemistry waaaay back (U.K., when I was 14-16 years old) we performed and wrote up one experiment a week (each) for two years. I assumed this still happened now, but from what Jared is saying, maybe not.