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Old and “old” in China

Dr. Christine Royce notes that there is old, and then there is old. And also “old.” China has all three, and the new as well, in a heady mix. Saturday, November 20, 2010 Today we spent the day being “tourists”—and … Continue reading

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Exploring Shanghai

The final day in Shanghai was busy and we all had to be, as our guide put it, “sticky rice and not loose noodles.” After breakfast we left for the Jade Buddhist Temple, then went on to a silk factory, … Continue reading

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Sticky rice vs. loose noodles

Dr. Christine Royce describes her visit to the ancient city of Zouzhuang as a member of the NSTA contingent at the Sino-US Science and Education Forum. Friday, November 19, 2010 “Be like sticky rice … not loose noodle.” You probably … Continue reading

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A visit to Zhouzhuang

Today the focus was on history, culture, and some shopping. The delegation went to Zhouzhuang, described in the guide book as an ancient town known for its Venetian-like waterways. Leaving Shanghai took about 50 minutes before the landscape had regular … Continue reading

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Conference sessions and school visits

Before I discuss my impressions about the last day of the science educational meetings, I wanted to note an observation about Shanghai. The sense of being disoriented is not nearly as strong as one might guess, and because many signs … Continue reading

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Students, lessons learned, and goals

Dr. Christine Royce reports on another busy day in Shanghai. Thursday, November 18, 2010 Today was the day for students, lessons, and—for me—personal goals. Now, this may sound like the students are those in the classes we teach or observed … Continue reading

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Dispatch from China

The delegation seems to be feeling a bit more comfortable with the surroundings and food. The hotel is a couple of blocks from “the Bund” (the historic area along the Huangpu river) and the Yuyuan Garden. So far the conference … Continue reading

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Science bridges many barriers

An update from Dr. Christine Royce, a member of the NSTA team at the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Today in one sense was a long day—this was heard stated by many of the … Continue reading

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Notes from day 1 at the Sino-US forum

The NSTA delegation of science educators landed Monday night and began the inaugural 2010 US–Sino Forum in Shanghai on Tuesday. The purpose of this trip is to learn about Chinese science education, and to identify any features, characteristics or practices … Continue reading

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Sino-US forum gets underway

Dr. Christine Royce reports from the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Where did Monday go … well, due to the time difference, the delegation didn’t actually arrive until Monday evening … so today was … Continue reading

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