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On 23 July 2013 17:33, White, Phillip <Phillip.White@ucdenver.edu> wrote:
> i think Christakis is right on here -
> which for me emphasizes the importance to teacher research / action
> research as an important and necessary aspect to teacher education:
> New social science departments could also help to better train students by
> engaging in new types of pedagogy. For example, in the natural sciences,
> even college freshmen do laboratory experiments. Why is this rare in the
> social sciences? When students learn about social phenomena, why don't they
> go to the lab to examine them - how markets reach equilibrium, how people
> cooperate, how social ties are formed? Newly invented tools make this
> feasible. It is now possible to use the Internet to enlist thousands of
> people to participate in randomized experiments. This seems radical only
> because our current social science departments weren't organized to teach
> this way.
> thanks, Peter, for bringing this to our attention - it did escape me that
> day when i read the NYT.
> Phillip White, PhD
> Urban Community Teacher Education Program
> Site Coordinator
> Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO