#Asthma, #Comics & Metaphor w/Dr. AlexThomas

C2ST Artist in Residence Aaron Freeman talks with comics artist, pediatrician and allergist Dr. Alex Thomas about the importance of metaphor to his work as an asthma specialist and medical science communicator. The interview is a intro to the topic of graphic medicine leading up to Comic Nurse MK Czerwiec’s workshop, “A Picture is Worth 1000 Words – Teaching Science with Comics”. The workshop will be hosted on Tuesday 12 November at Northwestern University’s Hughes Auditorium 303 East Superior St. in Chicago.

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Alan Alda’s ‘Flame Challenge’ Illuminates Importance of Communicating Science – YouTube

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Clarity, specificity and humor are among the best tools for making kids grasp even simple questions like “What is a flame?” Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to actor Alan Alda and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the need to explain science concepts to the public.

via Alan Alda’s ‘Flame Challenge’ Illuminates Importance of Communicating Science – YouTube.

#1 in education & they’re reforming – Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced w/’topics’ as country reforms its #education system

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“Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.”

 

via Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system – Europe – World – The Independent.