At Dickinson a Mosaic is an intensive, interdisciplinary, semester‐long research program designed round ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in home and world communities. In this explicit Mosaic, entitled “Natural History Sustainability Mosaic”, college students spent the complete semester with three professors engaged in natural historical past field work knowledgeable by both an array of sciences and a commitment to intensive writing. Considerable emphasis was directed to writing about scientific matters as an nineteenth-century English essayist or science journalist, and the way to engage in citizen-science that may be communicated to fellow citizens and nationwide and worldwide leaders. This mosaic is a main instance of utilizing small class size, interdisciplinarity and helpful stability of core classes with centered subject work, in order that our college students see science as part of the wider world and as part of their lives beyond commencement.
These workshops observe recommendations of the newest National Academies of Sciences Report and incorporate what we’re learning about NGSS implementation by way of our work with 1000’s of academics in New Jersey and throughout the nation. We advocate sending leadership teams of three-7 lecturers to at least three one-day workshops or the Summer Institute to develop a solid foundation for … Read More