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In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Anne K. Armstrong, PhD student in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will present Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators (Cornell University Press), coauthored with Marianne E. Krasny, DNR professor, and Jonathon P. Schuldt, associate professor in the Department of Communication. Armstrong will discuss how to provide educators with tools for understanding the socio-political contexts and complex science of climate change. She will also talk about formulating educational programs in classrooms…Find out more »
What Schools Fail to Recognize: Creativity, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, and Wisdom Trump Knowledge and IQ
Schools in the United States and around the world have largely succeeded in one respect: IQs rose 30 points during the 20th century. Yet, in many respects, the world is in a more perilous state now than it was in 1900. Autocrats are on the rise, and economic inequality is soaring. Pollution, climate change, and antibiotic resistance threaten our lives and health. How did this situation come to be? One reason is that schools are failing our children and society…Find out more »