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Dr. Carl Wieman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, discusses the failures of traditional educational practices, even as used by "very good" teachers, and the successes of some new practices and technology that characterize this more effective approach. Research on how people learn science is now revealing how many teachers badly misinterpret what students are thinking and learning from traditional science classes and exams. However, research is also providing insights on how to do much better. The combination of this research with modern information technology is setting the stage for a new more effective approach to science education based on using the tools of science. This can provide a relevant and effective science education to all students. (A special lecture sponsored by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
, the Offices of the Vice Presidents Academic and Provost, Research, and Students, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Education, originally presented on 21-Nov-2005)