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Event Title

Thoughts from "A Feminist Approach to Teaching Quantum Physics," and their relevance to the FSU community.

Presenter Information

Jesse MarcumFollow

Location

MC 417

Start Date

11-1-2017 1:15 AM

End Date

11-1-2017 2:15 AM

Description

Despite the apparent disparate nature of feminism and quantum physics, philosopher-physicist Karen Barad has spent the last three decades tying together the ideas from the two fields. Barad’s 1995 book chapter A Feminist Approach to Teaching Quantum Physics addresses certain pedagogical challenges associated with teaching quantum physics that are, at their very core, sociocultural in nature. In this session, I will lead a discussion on some of these sociocultural issues, their history in the physics community, and their broader impacts across all disciplines. In particular, I will discuss how these issues have special relevance to the student population at Framingham State, and possibly even the current, nationwide decline in humanities enrollment.

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Jan 11th, 1:15 AM Jan 11th, 2:15 AM

Thoughts from "A Feminist Approach to Teaching Quantum Physics," and their relevance to the FSU community.

MC 417

Despite the apparent disparate nature of feminism and quantum physics, philosopher-physicist Karen Barad has spent the last three decades tying together the ideas from the two fields. Barad’s 1995 book chapter A Feminist Approach to Teaching Quantum Physics addresses certain pedagogical challenges associated with teaching quantum physics that are, at their very core, sociocultural in nature. In this session, I will lead a discussion on some of these sociocultural issues, their history in the physics community, and their broader impacts across all disciplines. In particular, I will discuss how these issues have special relevance to the student population at Framingham State, and possibly even the current, nationwide decline in humanities enrollment.