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Catherine Milne

Chair Dept. of Teaching and Learning, Professor of Science Education

Teaching and Learning

212-998-5132

Catherine Milne is professor in science education and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University. Her research interests include the role of material culture in teaching and learning, socio-cultural elements of teaching and learning science, the role of the history of science in learning science and models of teacher education. She is author of The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom (2011). Her co-edited volumes include Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education: The Experiential and the Virtual(2015) and Material Practice and Materiality: Too Long Ignored in Science Education (2019)She is co-Editor-in-Chief for the international journal, Cultural Studies of Science Educationand co-editor of two book series, one for Springer Nature and the other, Brill Sense Publishers.

Programs

Science Education

Become an effective science educator and leader in schools and nonprofits, and turn your passion for science into a career that makes a difference.

Courses

Biodiversity and the Earth System

This course will introduce you to the Earth as experienced and to the Earth as a dynamic integrated system that is powered by energy that came from the very inception of the Earth and how the Earth came to be what we experience.
Course #
SCIED-UE-215
Units
4
Term
Fall
Department
Liberal Arts Core

Biodiversity and the Earth System

This course will take you on a journey of exploration that challenges the assumptions you have about the Earth and Life. You will learn to use the tools of science, inquiry and investigation while exploring the urban environment of New York City and biodiversity and extinction in London and Lyme Regis.
Course #
SCIED-UE-215
Units
4
Term
Fall
Department
Teaching and Learning
Liberal Arts Core