Alom Shaha – Science and Education

In his talk at the Ri Unconference 2011, science communicator and teacher Alom Shaha challenges the next generation of scientists and educators to rethink the type of science taught in schools.

“There are an awful lot of facts that you could learn at school. The question is which of those facts should you learn? Should we concentrate on the big ideas like evolution, or should we look at modern science and things that are more relevant?”

Alom asks how we can gain a population that knows more about science and how the status of the science teaching in the UK can be raised to attract better qualified teachers who think differently about both science and education.

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Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
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