Science education must advance with the times. Methods and ideas must change. We, as teachers, are being closely scrutinized. We can no longer sit back complacently. Since Sputnik, there has been grave concern over the ability of our students to apply knowledge to practical problems. Students are naturally curious so we must develop their inquiring minds and instill in them habits of sound reasoning, accurate judgment, and careful evaluation. To live in our democracy of the twentieth century the students must be trained to develop their powers of critical thinking.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1963 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Preparing Our Students for the Future,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol1/iss2/16