Singer Quoted in Education Week Story on Lab Learning Trend

Susan Singer, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, is quoted in the May 12 edition of an Education Week story, “Momentum Building for Hands-On Science Learning.” The story examines how a national trend towards stressing the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math has resulted in a hard look at how students at the high-school level should be receiving a high-quality lab experience. “The goal is to get away from ‘cookbook’ labs and find ways to get these labs more deeply integrated in the curriculum, not done in May after the AP exams are finished, which sadly happens,” she says in the article. “I think the AP will drive a lot of the other curriculum, … because how do you get kids to the point where they can do this kind of lab learning?” Singer chaired a committee that produced a 2005 National Research Council report on laboratory-based education.

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Susan Singer, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, is quoted in the May 12 edition of an Education Week story, “Momentum Building for Hands-On Science Learning.” The story examines how a national trend towards stressing the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math has resulted in a hard look at how students at the high-school level should be receiving a high-quality lab experience. “The goal is to get away from ‘cookbook’ labs and find ways to get these labs more deeply integrated in the curriculum, not done in May after the AP exams are finished, which sadly happens,” she says in the article. “I think the AP will drive a lot of the other curriculum, … because how do you get kids to the point where they can do this kind of lab learning?” Singer chaired a committee that produced a 2005 National Research Council report on laboratory-based education.