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This article definitely speaks to some work I have been doing at Georgetown. I graduated from college an English major, but my school required classes in the sciences and math for a more well-rounded education. I took calculus, astronomy and environmental science classes to fulfill my graduation requirements. The scientific method and the importance of research was drilled into me just as much as the importance of syntax and metaphor in literature. I still utilize those STEM skills to approach problems in my daily life. What's scary is that some not only do not appreciate the importance of STEM, they actively discourage it. Worse, they are trying to make it a point of policy. Here's an article from teh Washington Post regarding the newest platofrm of the Texas GOP - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/texas-gop-rejects-critical-thinking-skills-really/2012/07/08/gJQAHNpFXW_blog.html "Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." How can we innovate if we don't challenge fixed beliefs?
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Sep 26, 2012