Saturday, October 27, 2012
The trouble with teaching................
.............is those pesky students. Cultural Offering posts a teacher's note about John Gurdon, the recent Nobel Laureate, strongly advising against his pursuing studies in the field of science. Gurdon received a 2012 Nobel award for his breakthrough work that eventually opened the door for cloning. One version of the tale is here. Oxford University bragging about his work is here. An excerpt with Gurdon describing his school experience is here:
he revealed that he put part of his later success down to avoiding the drudge of his school's science teaching: "you're better off not being taught a subject badly," he says. "I see it as an advantage to have not had to do the dreary kind of school science that people did have to do at that time."