The Rate of Knowledge Change: Teach Skills, Not Content?
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We are educators and students at an interesting time. Twenty-first century life is different from when many of us were in school in the last century. I am interested in the rate of knowledge growth and the half-life of facts and what these mean for what we teach and what is most beneficial for students to learn. In this session, I will give a brief overview of knowledge growth and the half-life of facts (e.g., see Sam Arbesman, 2013), offer a couple recommendations, and engage in dialogue with attendees about necessary skills, habits of mind, and content in today’s world.
STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo
June 26th, 2020, 10:25am–11:25am HST
Location: STEMS² Symposium Room 3
Monica Stitt-BerghUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa