They're Not Dumb, They're Different
Stalking The Second Tier
They’re not Dumb They’re Different is the ground-breaking study of why college students abandon science for other disciplines. First published in 1990 by Research Corporation, it influenced two generations of science teaching reformers, and was printed and reprinted as a short book; but never before available on line. What makes TND unique is what happens when seven accomplished graduate students in fields other than STEM, “stand-in” for first-time learners in Intro Physics and Chemistry courses. How they coped, what they struggled with themselves, and what they took away reminds us that students who may have something to give to science may not be just like us!
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