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Less is More? Teachers Get a Surprising Insight on Teaching from a Project 2061 Workshop

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Less is More? Teachers Get a Surprising Insight on Teaching from a Project 2061 Workshop

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teaching more "stuff" may not be the best way to boost learning -- that's one of the key lessons a group of veteran science teachers took away from AAAS's latest Project 2061 workshop. It seems counter-intuitive. After all, the lack of science literacy among Americans of all ages has been well-documented. So shouldn't students be covering lots more material in their classrooms? But teaching fewer, more important ideas and then helping students see how the ideas relate to each other is actually much smarter teaching, said workshop participant Jim Tomlin, a biologist and a teacher-education specialist from Wright State University in Dayton. .


By AAAS, USA.


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