Redeeming Science Instruction: Some Proposed Principles with Applications in the Middle School Classroom

Jason Faulkner June 28, 2015

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2015


In this seminar, Jason will summarize his takeaways from the 2014 Alcuin Retreat by way of a proposal of principles essential to a classical, Christ-centered approach to science instruction. Jason will discuss what he believes must be rejected as well as what must be embraced if we are to recover the true nature of science education. He will then describe some of the pedagogical experiments through which he has strived to execute aspects of this redemptive philosophy in his middle school science classes.


Classical Education Education Logic Pedagogy Philosophy Science


Jason Faulkner
Jason loves doing life with his wife Anne and their two daughters, Alice (4) and Eleanor (2). He also enjoys teaching middle school math, science, and logic at Heritage Preparatory School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has been a faculty member since the fall of 2007. Inspired by readings and discussions at the Alcuin retreat last October, Jason has taken particular interest in the project of redeeming science education. Jason fancies himself a decent cook, a mediocre guitar player, and a struggling gardener.

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