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Facebook Live with Melanie Trecek-King
October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
Melanie Trecek-King created the website “Thinking is Power” she is an Associate Professor of Biology at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts.
With over twenty years’ experience in college and high school classrooms, she especially enjoys teaching students who don’t want to be scientists when they “grow up.”
Several years ago, Trecek-King recognized the need for a general-education science course that focused less on facts and more on science as a way of knowing, so she created a novel course that uses pseudoscience, bad science, and science denial to engage students and teach science literacy, information literacy and critical thinking.
The course, Science for Life, is now being taught at other institutions and is part of a new research effort attempting to revolutionize science education. Her passion for science education led her to create Thinking Is Power to provide accessible and engaging critical thinking information to the general public.