Teaching Science
Evolution / Politics / Pseudoscience / Religion / Science Education / Teaching

Teaching Science

Evidence-Based Practice—Because anything else has no foundation in reality. There are topics in science where the evidence really is in. Where professional scientists, world experts in their field, have stopped arguing about the phenomena, and have turned their attention to the details (e.g., evolution and anthropogenic climate change). Yet many classroom teachers and their political … Continue reading

Reflexology in UK Schools
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Teaching

Reflexology in UK Schools

Early in November last year, The Guardian ran with the following story… Reflexology for pupils who don’t toe the line http://www.theguardian.com/education/2008/nov/03/reflexology-feet-behaviour-schools?commentpage=1 • £90,000 to be spent on foot massages in south London • Academic calls practice ‘based on nonsensical principles’ Anthea Lipsett and agencies guardian.co.uk, Monday 3 November 2008 17.36 GMT Let me set out … Continue reading