New Educational Model For A New Century

Over at the home of Genomicron 2.0 (, physicist, education expert, and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman has an important post about 21st century post-secondary science education.

Optimizing The University – Why We Need a New Educational Model For A New Century

There are currently great needs and great opportunities for improvement in post-secondary science education. As world education improves, we need to provide more students with complex understanding and problem solving skills in technical subjects to allow them to be responsible and successful citizens in modern society.

Emerging research indicates that our colleges and universities are not achieving this. However, there are great opportunities to improve this situation using advances in the understanding of how people learn science and advances in educational technology.