Dr. Rosenblatt earned a doctorate in the history of science from The Johns Hopkins University. Before that he had earned an M.Sc. in Logic and the Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in American Studies from Lake Forest College. He has taught over 30 years, most of that as a high school science teacher at the Park School, a progressive private school in the Baltimore area. He has, as well, taught undergraduate and graduate courses. His background in the history and philosophy of the sciences richly informs his teaching which is highly integrative.
Dr. Rosenblatt is the author of a book on the teaching of science: Rethinking the Way We Teach Science: The Interplay of Content, Pedagogy and the Nature of Science. The book draws upon his many years of teaching experience and his work as a consultant. He brings to his book and his work a fresh take on inquiry, current research in science education and literacy, as well as educational psychology. He addresses major issues that teachers are keenly aware of in their day to day work:
- how to place students at the center of what happens in the classroom;
- how to shift the focus from giving answers to building arguments;
- how to move beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries to integrated explorations of ideas, and
- how to engage students in discussions of an interactive character.