How can you give science teachers the confidence to introduce
active learning strategies into their lessons? What can be done to develop
teachers skills in order to use these strategies effectively? How do you
provide teachers with resources that encourage active learning in a stimulating
and enjoyable manner? And how can you provide resources that seek to develop
a wide range of scientific and personal skills?
"Milk or sugar for your coffee?" An easy question requiring a
simple answer. Or is it? We make decisions everyday - in the house, in the
office, in the car or in the coffee shop. Some decisions are simple while
others are more complex requiring a higher level of thought processing.
The irony is that simple decision may also require additional thinking,
thus, making it into an intricate task. For example, what do you prefer
in your coffee-condensed milk, low-fat milk or whip cream?; brown sugar,
white sugar or artificial sweetener?; one, two or three teaspoons of sugar?;
... and the list goes on. It could become confusing for both the client
and the person serving the coffee.