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Scientific teaching methods which enable artificial science.

Teaching students to think scientifically, or more precisely, to think like a scientist, is a challenge for educators. Engaging students in the process of scientific discovery, has been documented. However, methods to assess scientific thinking in students have been time consuming and unimpressive. "We know more about teaching and assessing reading than science and math," admitted Dr. David Schwartz during our recent visit to Stanford University.

Researchers at eFishAntSea, Inc., have developed new fundamental methods for teaching and assessing scientific thinking. The assessment of scientific cognition has been a time-consuming, and ad-hoc methods are currently used for this. eFIshAntSea proposes a standardized way to assess and teach scientific cognition. Simple inexpensive methods of enable large scale normed and criterion referenced instruments. Metrics provide quantitative map of scientific cognitive processes that can be compared across large populations.

* Shireman, S. and S. Suthrland. EFishAntSea, Inc.
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Title Annotation:Science Education, Senior Division.
Author:Saha, Gouranga
Publication:Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science
Article Type:Abstract
Geographic Code:1U4MO
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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