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The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

In order to better understand the strengths and limitations of the Natural Sciences: Engage in the following two activities below! Scientists have always been, and will always be, limited by their own knowledge and their available tools of measurement. This is a major limitation of […]

PBL: A research based application: Increasing belonging at school

PBL: A research based application: Increasing belonging at school

This activity will require you to create a proposal for our prinipal and director in which you provide a a research based rationalization and action plan in regard to increasing a sense of belonging among students at our school! Link to activity here!   

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

The “Knowledge Framework” is a methodology for analyzing AOKs by breaking them up into smaller understandable chunks. Once one understands how this framework operates within one AOK, they can perform a similar analysis on another and then conduct comparative analysis between the two. Conducting this […]

Understanding the Importance of Belonging

Understanding the Importance of Belonging

The KEY takeaway in Social Psychology is the innate need to belong. This desire to be a part of groups has a profound impact on our behaviour in both positive and negative ways. Use the linked investigative learning activity below in order to acquire research […]

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

It is important that you are able to read peer reviewed research and understand knowledge contained within. Research can be intimidating because of all the big words, data; tables and other obfuscating details. However this activity is designed to make you a psychology detective, get […]

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

You and a partner will choose 1 of the established biases below. Detailed descriptions of each can be found on the amazing website of the DECISION LAB think tank; an organization with the aim of using behavioural science to make things better Step 1: Chose […]

Leading Lit Discussions: A collaborative investigation into truth making via Grendel

Leading Lit Discussions: A collaborative investigation into truth making via Grendel

Our journey through this text will be led by you via literature discussions! But it is likely you have rarely, if ever, led a lit discussion before! Thus use the guide linked below in order to ensure that you and your classmates extract as much […]

Is Bigfoot real?

Is Bigfoot real?

So….is he?! What do you think?!  If bigfoot / Sasquatch isn’t real; how do you know he’s not real?  If you think he IS real, how do you know he’s real?  Is all “evidence” created equal? How do we determine the value or validity of […]

Hey there you Epigeneticist!

Hey there you Epigeneticist!

Your job is to become an EXPERT on one element of EPIGENETICS and teach that element to a classmate. Use the University of Utah Genetics Science Learning Center as your RESOURCE You will be assigned to either: Epigenome at a glance & Gene Control Epigenetics […]