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Paper: Collaboration Across the Sciences: How Can We Improve Our Practice and Prepare the Future?
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 21
Authors: Grinspoon, D.; CoBabe, E.; Harman, P.; Prather, E. E.
Abstract: In the pursuit of scientific knowledge, not only do techniques and instrumentation continually change, the quality of questions being asked also evolves. Age old questions such as “are we alone?” as well as new problems such as global climate change require multi/interdisciplinary perspectives and collaboration, pushing scientists to explore between the specializations. What skills will our students need to function in this emerging paradigm? How should our work as Education and Public Outreach (EPO) practitioners reflect this when so much of the educational landscape is mired in specialized, standardized testing? Are there benefits and tradeoffs in contextualized learning? What are lessons learned so far? Think about it and come share.
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