Student Scientist Partnerships: Shrewd Maneuvers

  • Robert F. Tinker


It is the very strangeness of nature that makes science engrossing, that keeps bright people at it, and that ought to be at the center of science teaching. I believe that the worst thing that has happened to science education is that the great fun has gone out of it—Very few see science as the high adventure it really is, the wildest of all explorations ever taken by human beings, the chance to catch close views of things never seen before, the shrewdest maneuver for discovering how the world works. (Thomas, 1981)

SSP Student scientist partnerships Authentic science Education reform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Tinker
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  1. 1.Concord ConsortiumConcord

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