Saturday, February 08, 2014

Teach arts and sciences together

"The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity".

-- Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer… In 1992, she was the first African-American woman to go into space. She's become a crusader for science education -- and for a new vision of learning that combines arts and sciences, intuition and logic. Telling stories from her own education and from her time in space, she calls on educators to teach both as one -- to create bold thinkers.
"Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience."

Watch this old but interesting TED talk she gave in 2002.

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