Monday, June 13, 2011

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Innovation [cross-post]

h/t NewBlackMan where I commented on how/whether to show this clip to students.

1 comment:

CNu said...

Even Tyson who at some point during his life actually acquired some skills is still only "talking at" the target churrens.

By the time they're college freshmen, any conceivable utility of the "talking at" expired a good 12 years earlier.


STEM has to be exemplified in one's own person and during those moments at which one might actually be able to harness a feeling of wonder or awe in a child sufficient to propel that child into the strenuous effort required to master cognitively difficult subject matters.

Such as was presented here is sadly just wishful thinking....,