What makes a great scientist?

A recent blog post from Neil Atken, educator, scientist and innovative thinker raises some interesting points for the teaching of science.  By asking the question “what makes a great scientist?” Neil ponders the critical skills and qualities successful teaching is dependent upon.

Neil recognises that screenwriters are particularly skilful in engaging interest from their audience, given that writers have long understood a three act structure is critical to good dramatic work.

Drawing inspiration from Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Maths Problems  as a model, Neil believes the incorporation of multimedia and digital tools can redefine the learning experience by invoking curiosity.

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(Courtesy Dan Meyer, Meatballs http://blog.mrmeyer.com/