Busy Blogging Challenge – pātai

Mission 2: Questions

  • What am I going to do with this?  I intend to post a blog a month on all things of interest in Education, Science & Science education~just to keep the focus tight.
  • Who is going to read this? All educators (haaa!) … that are interested.
  • What kinds of information will I be posting?  Readings on both PLD and subject specific research.
  • Why am I doing this?  To ensure I continue my learning journey.
  • Who am I doing this for?  Anyone with an interest (hopefully the science education community) – & myself.

Science? Yeah-Nah!

INSIRATION

Richard Phillips Feynman was a renowned iconoclastic theoretical physicist, who’s autobiography “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!” was made up of an informal collection of remarkable adventures inside and outside science from tape recordings because he disliked writing so much (ditto).

He argued with an artist friend who believed scientists’ make nature ‘dull’ that actually science only adds to the “excitement, mystery and awe” of the beauty of a flower. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22454785]

His ideas really resonate with me because he was fearlessly driven to investigate mysteries for which he had no notion of the answers. He also saw beauty in many dimensions which I think can be further expanded by technology.

PERSONAL

I’m currently working as a Facilitator on secondment from my secondary school.

This is my first foray into social media – I do not facebook, tweet etc. However, I have participated in an educational VLN this year, which has been very useful. In this the age of technology there are so many potentially amazing tools to engage learners it would be pretty short-sighted not to use them. My greatest reservations are around security and intellectual property, so I’m keen to develop my ‘techno-savvy’, and share this phase of my learning journey with you all.