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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.






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Thursday, February 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Science of the Flat Earth

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Most people consider the notion of a flat earth to be comically or silly. In this session, Ian will talk about how misconception's like a Flat Earth can be profoundly useful in teaching contexts. Ian will provide examples of how and why scientific approaches to these issues can provide students with a better understanding of the nature of science, and empirical evidence and help students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to navigate other socio-scientific problems.

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Ian Doktor

Ian graduated from the U of A in 2002 and began his teaching career in Red Deer. Since then he has taught math and science in Japan, Mexico, China, Vancouver and Edmonton. He has spent over 15 years teaching AB and IB Physics and Calculus and completed a Masters in Education at UBC... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2906
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