Age of Inference: Cultivating a Scientific Mindset (Hardcover)

Age of Inference: Cultivating a Scientific Mindset By Philip C. Short (Editor), Harvey Henson (Editor), John R. McConnell (Editor) Cover Image
By Philip C. Short (Editor), Harvey Henson (Editor), John R. McConnell (Editor)
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In an age where we are inundated with information, the ability to discern verifiable information to make proper decisions and solve problems is ever more critical. Modern science, which espouses a systematic approach to making "inferences," requires a certain mindset that allows for a degree of comfort with uncertainty. This book offers inspirations and ideas for cultivating the proper mindset for the studying, teaching, and practicing of science that will be useful for those new to as well as familiar with the field. Although a paradigm shift from traditional instruction is suggested in the National Framework for K-12 science, this volume is intended to help educators develop a personal mental framework in which to transition from a teacher-centered, didactical approach to a student-centered, evidence-guided curriculum.

While the topics of the book derive from currently published literature on STEM education as they relate to the National Framework for K-12 Science and the Three-Dimensional science instruction embedded in the Next Generation Science Standards, this book also examines these topics in the context of a new societal age posited as the "Age of Inference" and addresses how to make sense of the ever-increasing deluge of information that we are experiencing by having a scientific and properly discerning mindset.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648027987
ISBN-10: 1648027989
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Publication Date: December 9th, 2021
Pages: 488
Language: English