Adult Learning

  • Sep 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
    Jeffrey "Dr Chordate" Moran

    We have in the US a large population of people who reject science, both as being boring and un-understandable, and as being antithetical to certain other philosophies/teachings. Just as songs are effective tools for teaching/ introducing science facts and concepts to students in a classroom setting, songs and humor can be used to reach this population of people, as well as entertain those folks who already engage in the pursuit of scientific interests, either professionally or for pleasure.

  • Sep 22, 2019 - 6:35pm
    Lawrence Herklots (King Edward VI School, Southampton, UK); Oliver Leaman (Blundell's School, Devon, UK)

    Between 2005 and 2017, three musical theatre productions were self-penned and produced, all promoting understanding of key concepts in the historical and theoretical development of Physics. This session will outline some of the successes this approach to pedagogy has had and the extent to which musical theatre can enable the understanding and enjoyment of complex concepts in the teaching and learning of Physics, as well giving all those involved an understanding that creativity and imagination are behind all intellectual and artistic endeavours.

    The works discussed will include:

  • Sep 22, 2019 - 7:20pm
    Jerry Appell (Executive Director of Rock In The Classroom)

    Learn how adult learners can use music as medium and a tool to creatively and effectively capture and learn informational content related to STEM (and life).

  • Sep 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
    Jeffrey "Dr Chordate" Moran

    We have in the US a large population of people who reject science, both as being boring and un-understandable, and as being antithetical to certain other philosophies/teachings. Just as songs are effective tools for teaching/ introducing science facts and concepts to students in a classroom setting, songs and humor can be used to reach this population of people, as well as entertain those folks who already engage in the pursuit of scientific interests, either professionally or for pleasure.