Science Education For The 21st Century - Public Lecture

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Science education for the 21st century – Public lecture 


Nobel Prize winner, Professor Carl Wieman, will look at the needs of science

education in the modern world in a free public lecture at RMIT University on

Wednesday, 9 December.


Professor Wieman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 and was honoured with

the Carnegie Foundation’s US University Professor of the Year Award in 2004.


He currently directs the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University

of British Columbia and the Colorado Science Education Initiative.


In his public lecture, Science Education in the Modern World; Why and How,

Professor Wieman will discuss what research tells us about how the brain learns,

the failures of traditional teaching practices to meet today’s educational needs and

the teaching practices that have been shown to be much more effective.


While in Melbourne, Professor Wieman will also deliver an interactive lecture on

using the methods of science to teach science.


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What: Science Education in the Modern World; Why and How

Free public lecture by Nobel laureate, Professor Carl Wieman

When: Wednesday, 9 December, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Where: Casey Plaza Lecture Theatre, Building 10, Bowen Street,

RMIT University City campus, Melbourne

Cost: FREE

More information: University Events, (03) 9925 2576 or events@rmit.edu.au

(please write “public lecture” in the subject line)


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Communications, Gosia

Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.


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