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On The Threshold Of The 21st Century: Comments On Science Education


by Leon M. Lederman - 2008

A scientist, often at the frontier of the discipline and always at the frontier of his personal knowledge, must learn in order to survive. This carries over to the teaching, since the teacher, especially in a hard science class, must always ask: Did they learn? Do they understand? Here I use “understand” in the Gardner/Perkins sense of teaching for understanding.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 100-106
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22847, Date Accessed: 12/12/2019 1:03:30 AM

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  • Leon M. Lederman
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    Leon M. Lederman is the founder of and Resident Scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988. This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Association in 1999. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.
 
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