On his blog the Philosopher’s Playground, professor Steve Gimbel argues for the removal of laboratory classes from college curricula. He says that offering lab classes prevents more interesting theory-based lectures from being taught and scares away the non-science majors -- and, he adds, these labs don't teach students anything anyway. But physicist Chad Orzel responds that labs courses can be instructive if they are well designed and implemented.
Long Live the Lab? Maybe Not
Mar 30, 2007