Are Science Teachers 'Scientists'?
After being the only teacher in a room of 'proper scientists', I decided to find out whether teachers are considered part of the scientific community. First we start with a call for help
- — Rhys Rhobat Baker (@TFScientist)Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:17:05
- For many people, this seems to be a relatively straightforward question
- — Drug Monkey (@drugmonkeyblog)Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:23:13
- — Zephyr Tography (@Zephyrtography)Thu, Jun 13 2013 10:06:05
- But for others, there is more nuance to it
- It seems that this hinges around how you define a 'scientist'
- — PaulaCroal (@PaulaCroal)Thu, Jun 13 2013 13:21:04
- — Linda Needham (@NeedhamL56)Thu, Jun 13 2013 09:39:41
- — OOK (@OOK_Librarian)Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:59:22
- So is that the key: 'Practicing Scientists'? Some well known scientists believe that only those who do research can be called scientists (more on that further down!) But is this practical, literature or pedagogical research?
- — Jennifer L. Rohn (@JennyRohn)Fri, Jun 14 2013 06:01:23
- — Amanda Hardy (@AmandaChemist)Fri, Jun 14 2013 01:24:29
- — Ian (@teachingofsci)Thu, Jun 13 2013 10:30:12
- — Nerf Herder (@cowprintgirl)Thu, Jun 13 2013 10:08:00
- — PaulaCroal (@PaulaCroal)Thu, Jun 13 2013 13:36:53
- — Blue tokay (@TokayNicola)Thu, Jun 13 2013 08:06:36#sciteach lots have moved to teaching after qualifying as scientists. Also teaching scientists of the future, so yes they are!
- — Ashley (@ManWholikeBear)Fri, Jun 14 2013 00:53:45
- — anthropomorph (@fulcrumble)Fri, Jun 14 2013 01:10:49#sciteach As a science teacher I am constantly experimenting to find out what techniques work with students. Does that count as research?
- Others believe being a 'scientist' is a state of mind, backed up with excellent subject knowledge and passion
- — Ask a Scientist (@askascientist)Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:26:07Are science teachers 'scientists'? If they have true passion for what they teach & have expert knowledge on the subject than yes! #sciteach
- — Sarah Shailes (@SarahShailes)Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:44:30
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