There is a lot to be gained by changing the public perception of science. If this blog points out some of the blockages preventing change then perhaps society will change naturally as science is a natural set of process anyway. It is worthwhile looking at the principles the teachers behind this video used to try out the experiments with the children in their rare but not unique style. *Phrases in Blue with asterisks* are taken straight from the video. I should like them to underpin a lot of your thinking about the rest of this blog. IMPORTANT: Did you try out the game at the start of the video?
*EVERYTHING begins with perception*
*Perception underpins everything we believe ….our hopes, our dreams, the clothes we wear, falling in love,…*
*Perception is grounded in our experience*
*Perception begins with a Question*
SCIENCE ALSO DOES
Will there ever be a mass change of perception in the public view by looking AWAY from their own science education or lack of it? How fundamental does this change of perception have to be? Why do some scientists and educators think that their own science education should be good enough for everyone?
*BOTH PLAY and SCIENCE*
• *Celebrate Uncertainty*
• *Adaptable to change*
• *Open to possibility*
• *Intrinsically motivated*
*SCIENCE IS A WAY OF BEING*
*An experiment ‘is’ a game*
*Anything new and we step into the space of uncertainty*
WHERE I WOULD DISAGREE is:-
*Uncertainty is a bad thing*
Perhaps though this is more my personal view because I have accepted the LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE and the reproducible prediction that we can never be sure of anything.
I BELIEVE, GIVES US THE BEST CERTAINTY WE CAN CURRENTLY GET AND THE TIME UNLIMITED HOPE THAT WE WILL GET EVEN BETTER CERTAINTY
When I am criticised for my untidiness I say to myself
“You need a little bit of chaos in order to know how to control it”,
and indeed I often, not always, enjoy the processes of tidying and the feeling you get after ‘A spring clean’. Certainly for a scientist the start of a new experiment is the start of a possible new realisation and a possible new ‘chapter’ in your own personal development. Indeed the phrase *Celebrate Uncertainty* is used above and that is where the blog is aiming.
WILL THIS BLOG GIVE MORE PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE THAT’ EUREKA FEELING?
ONLY THROUGH TACKLING ONE’S PERSONAL UNCERTAINTIES
Why this? “IMPORTANT: Did you try out the game at the start of the video?” [above]…… because it is important to test and know your own “game readiness”.
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