Monday, May 01, 2006

Teaching Biology without Evolution... like teaching English without verbs.

What is left are nouns and adjectives.

DNA, enzyme, long bone, ductus arteriosus, pretty bird.

Rote memorization.

The reason why my (adult education) students are afraid of and bored with science to begin with.

I am starting my biology lectures tomorrow. I have no control over the syllabus. The pages and chapters on evolution were removed from the syllabus.

Sorry, but I am starting with evolution tomorrow night.

I cannot speak English without verbs.

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