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Teaching Thinking Skills in Science Education: Challenges and Tools

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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What is critical thinking, and how can it help learners approach environmental and scientific issues?  As humanity faces increasingly complex conservation and scientific challenges, as well as persistent debates about the nature of evidence, there is concern that students do not currently develop the fundamental thinking skills they will need as citizens and professionals. Join a diverse panel of educators for a lively discussion on how they approach the teaching of critical thinking and inquiry skills in a variety educational contexts.



Elaine Howes, Senior Specialist in Science and Teacher Education, AMNH

Sarah Marks, NYC Public School teacher

Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH

Mark Weckel, Program Manager, Science Research and Mentoring Program for High School Students, AMNH