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From: "peter j. taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: first notice: SUMMER INSTITUTE on SCIENCE, EDUCATION, AND SOCIETY
Date: Mon, Apr 2, 2001, 9:46 PM

SUMMER INSTITUTE on SCIENCE, EDUCATION, AND SOCIETY
CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING PROGRAM
University of Massachusetts Boston
July 13 - August 4, 2001
http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~cct/suminst01.html

to enliven science education & enrich people's understanding of the
role of science & technology in society

* Attend courses and workshops led by innovative and inspiring teachers
* Learn with other educators, professionals, and concerned citizens
* Gain Graduate credit or PDPs
* Work towards a Graduate Certificate or MA degree
* Participate for the pleasure of thinking and reflecting with others

* Critical Thinking (M-Th July 16-Aug. 2)

* Biomedical ethics (M-Th July 16-Aug. 2)
(Official name: Seminar in Critical Thinking)
Discuss dilemmas in medicine and health care policy

* New Directions in Science Education
(FrSa July 13-28)
(official name: Critical & Creative Thinking in Science & Technology)
Learn new approaches to teaching science in schools and colleges and
promoting public understanding of science

The course consists of three two-day interactive, experiential workshops:
* Science in its Social Context (July 13-14)
Enhance inquiry-based approaches by placing developments in science
and technology in their social context.
* Ill-Defined Encounters Are The Right Kind! : Problem-Based Learning
(July 20-21)
Understand science by exploring the thought, habits of mind and
actions associated with trying to solve real world problems that face
scientists
* Aligning Innovation with Science Education Standards (July 27-28)
Use standards approach as a useful tool in designing science
curricula, including innovative and progressive ones

Single workshop and non-credit options available

Also offered: workshops and a course on Critical & Creative Thinking
in the Workplace

Enrol through Continuing Education (617.287.7900 or
http://www.conted.umb.edu)
The Institute courses count for Graduate Certificate (15credits) in
Science, Education and Society which can be completed by taking CCT
courses in the fall or spring.
For more information on the single workshop and non-credit options
and Graduate Certificate Programs, visit
http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~cct, email [log in to unmask], or call 617 287-6520.