Learning from TV

This is a bit last-minute, but tomorrow, November 17, from 12- 1:30 in 555 Baldy Hall, Christopher Whittle is giving a presentation: “The Future of Science Education: Learning Science and Pseudoscience from Prime-time Television — implications for Educators. Here is the blurb:

“Television viewers are always learning, even when their intentions are simply to relax and watch the tube,” says Whittle. But TV shows don’t usually distinguish good science from bad science and neither do viewers — unless they already know better.

Christopher Whittle is an instructor with the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo and a visiting research fellow at the Center for Inquiry. This talk is part of the CFI’s new “Science and the Public” series.

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