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The Art of Teaching Science

The Art of Teaching Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Hassard,Michael Dias
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135889996
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The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards. Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers. Special Features: Each chapter is organized into two sections: one that focuses on content and theme; and one that contains a variety of strategies for extending chapter concepts outside the classroom Case studies open each chapter to highlight real-world scenarios and to connect theory to teaching practice Contains 33 Inquiry Activities that provide opportunities to explore the dimensions of science teaching and increase professional expertise Problems and Extensions, On the Web Resources and Readings guide students to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. An extensive companion website includes even more student and instructor resources, such as interviews with practicing science teachers, articles from the literature, chapter PowerPoint slides, syllabus helpers, additional case studies, activities, and more. Visit to access this additional material.

Art of Teaching Primary Science

Art of Teaching Primary Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vaille Dawson,Grady Venville
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000248496
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Art of Teaching Primary Science by Vaille Dawson,Grady Venville Summary

Children have an innate curiosity about the natural world that makes teaching science a rewarding experience. However teaching science is an art that requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills to make the most of students' interest and foster their understanding. With contributions from leading educators, The Art of Teaching Primary Science addresses the fundamental issues in teaching science in primary and early childhood years. Reflecting current research in science education, The Art of Teaching Primary Science covers the following areas: * the theoretical underpinnings of science education and curriculum; * effective science teaching practice planning, teaching strategies, investigations, resources and assessment; * key issues including scientific literacy, integrating science and technology, and activities outside the classroom. The Art of Teaching Primary Science is invaluable for student teachers as a guide to the fundamentals of science education, and as a resource for experienced teachers to review and enhance their professional skills. 'An excellent reference for those teachers of the primary years seeking the best ways to engage their students in good science and scientific investigation, and keen to link these with other learning areas.' Peter Turnbull, President, Australian Science Teachers Association

The Art of Teaching Science

The Art of Teaching Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vaille Dawson,Grady Venville,Jennifer Donovan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000247848
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The Art of Teaching Science has proven itself to be one of the most popular introductory texts for Australian pre-service and in-service teachers, providing guidance on engaging students and helping develop scientifically literate citizens. Beginning with an examination of the nature of science, constructivist and socio-cultural views of teaching and learning and contemporary science curricula in Australian schools, the expert authors go on to explore effective teaching and learning strategies, approaches to assessment and provide advice on the use of ICT in the classroom. Fully revised and updated, this edition also reflects the introduction of the AITSL professional standards for teachers and integrates them throughout the text. New chapters explore: •a range of teaching strategies including explicit instruction, active learning and problem-based learning; •the effective integration of STEM in schools; •approaches to differentiation in science education; and •contemporary uses of ICT to improve student learning. Those new to this text will find it is deliberately written in user-friendly language. Each chapter stands alone, but collectively they form a coherent picture of the art (in the sense of creative craft) and science (as in possessing the knowledge, understanding and skills) required to effectively teach secondary school science. 'Helping each new generation of school science teachers as they begin their careers is crucial to education. This is the updated, third edition of this valuable textbook. It contains a wonderful range of inspirational chapters. All science teachers, not only those at the start of the profession, would benefit from it, in Australia and beyond.' Michael J. Reiss, Professor of Science Education, University College, London

The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert J. Marzano
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614974
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Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. He articulates his framework in the form of 10 questions that represent a logical planning sequence for successful instructional design: 1. What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success? 2. What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge? 3. What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge? 4. What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge? 5. What will I do to engage students? 6. What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures? 7. What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures? 8. What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students? 9. What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students? 10. What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit? For classroom lessons to be truly effective, educators must examine every component of the teaching process with equal resolve. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this methodical, user-friendly guide will help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and outstanding student achievement.

L'apprentissage visible pour les enseignants

L'apprentissage visible pour les enseignants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Hattie
Editor: PUQ
ISBN: 2760544265
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L’ouvrage remarquable de John Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers, synthétise les résultats de plus de 15 années de recherche sur les apprentissages visibles et signifiants dans les écoles. Le livre valorise tant le point de vue de l’enseignant que celui de l’élève, et propose un accompagnement par étapes comprenant la préparation des leçons, l’interprétation de l’apprentissage, la rétroaction durant les cours ainsi que le suivi après les leçons. Il contient des listes de vérification, des exercices, des études de cas et des scénarios de pratiques exemplaires visant à améliorer le rendement des élèves. Il couvre plusieurs aspects de l’apprentissage, dont la motivation des élèves, les programmes d’études, les stratégies métacognitives, les comportements, les stratégies d’enseignement et la gestion de classe.

The Art of Teaching Online

The Art of Teaching Online Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Cooperman
Editor: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081011202
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The Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students. Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully. Includes interviews with experienced instructors Features examples of effective instruction skills from online educators Focuses on professionals wishing to enter the online education field

Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers

Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Dias,Charles J. Eick,Laurie Brantley-Dias
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400767633
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Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers by Michael Dias,Charles J. Eick,Laurie Brantley-Dias Summary

Science teacher educators prepare and provide professional development for teachers at all grade levels. They seek to improve conditions in classroom teaching and learning, professional development, and teacher recruitment and retention. Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers: Practicing What We Teach tells the story of sixteen teacher educators who stepped away from their traditional role and entered the classroom to teach children and adolescents in public schools and informal settings. It details the practical and theoretical insights that these members of the Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE) earned from experiences ranging from periodic guest teaching to full-time engagement in the teaching role. Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers shows science teacher educators as professionals engaged in reflective analysis of their beliefs about and experiences with teaching children or adolescents science. With their ideas about instruction and learning challenged, these educators became more aware of the circumstances today's teachers face. Their honest accounts reveal that through teaching children and adolescents, teacher educators can also renew themselves and expand their identities as well as their understanding of themselves in the profession and in relation to others. Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers will appeal to all those with an interest in science education, from teacher educators to science teachers, as well as teacher educators in other disciplines. Its narratives and insights may even inspire more teacher educators to envision new opportunities to serve teachers, K-12 learners and the local community through a variety of teaching arrangements in public schools and informal education settings.

The Art of Teaching Medical Students - E-Book

The Art of Teaching Medical Students - E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pritha Bhuiyan,Avinash Supe,Nirmala Rege
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 8131242285
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The Art of Teaching Medical Students - E-Book by Pritha Bhuiyan,Avinash Supe,Nirmala Rege Summary

It is for all those medical professionals who are involved in the process of teaching. Although the general principles of teaching remain the same worldwide, this book is tailored to meet the demands of ‘Faculty Development’ in a Medical Institution. This is a text in demand from not only medical teachers, but also from all the faculty of paramedical and allied health courses. • Covers three broad aspects of teaching and learning, viz., (i) Technology in and of education, (ii) Management of education and (iii) Educational research. • Beautifully illustrated educational science applies to medical teachers as well as members of heathcare team and also all those who are involved in the art of teaching. • Authored by experts who have vast experience in medical education at both national and international levels. Their vision, thought process and knowledge get reflected in their writings. • A ‘must read’ book for every young faculty making his/her entry in the educational field as a medical teacher before embarking on educational activities.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert J. Marzano,John L. Brown
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In A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, Robert J. Marzano and John L. Brown help you explore and refine your instructional strategies, always with the goal of enhancing student achievement. As a companion volume to Marzano's The Art and Science of Teaching, the handbook is intended to be a guide for individual teachers, study groups, and professional developers working together to improve their teaching. It is organized into 25 modules, each related to one of the 10 design questions introduced in the earlier book. Each module begins with a series of reflection questions and concludes with a set of self-assessment questions that allow the reader to determine areas that might need further work. At the heart of each module are specific strategies for addressing the key components of effective teaching. Dozens of examples illustrate the strategies in action in elementary and secondary classrooms, in all subject areas. The strategies provide a thorough grounding in the science of teaching. How a teacher chooses to implement them constitutes the art of teaching. Both elements are necessary for improving student achievement and creating successful schools. For anyone committed to developing a wide range of teaching skills, this handbook is a welcome road map to best practices.

Dictionnaire infernal

Dictionnaire infernal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.A. S. Collin de Plancy
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5883980775
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Sur les ?tres, les personnages, les livres, les faits et les choses, qui tiennent aux apparitions, ? la magie, au commerce de l'enfer, aux divinations, aux sciences secr?tes, aux grimoires, aux prodiges, aux erreurs et aux pr?jug?s, aux traditions et aux contes populaires, aux superstitions diverses, et g?n?ralement ? toutes les croyances merveilleuses, surprenantes, myst?rieuses et surnaturelles.

The Heart and Science of Teaching

The Heart and Science of Teaching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Bobbi Hansen
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777498
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Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, this resource will help K–12 teachers create emotionally supportive classroom environments. Sections ground teachers in three interlocking aspects of instruction: The Heart of Teaching: social–emotional learning (SEL); The Science of Teaching: evidence-based instructional practices; and Tools for the 21st-Century: project-based learning and digital technologies. Book Features: Explores the transformative power of SEL on student learning and well-being.Illustrates how teacher feedback can assist students in developing a growth mindset.Brings voices of real teachers in each chapter who share their application of the chapter’s ideas, and their positive results with their students.Lists targeted book, website, and video resources in each chapter with more examples and information to support teachers’ implementation. Examines the implications of current research in neuroscience for classroom teaching. Describes evidence-based models of teaching and how they positively affect student engagement and learning.Shows how to support project-based and other student-led learning while connecting to standards.Describes how to use blogs, podcasts, and an array of web tools to promote engaged learning. “Teachers and teacher educators looking to up their teaching EQ and IQ will love the accessibility, organization, and depth of this timely book.” —Paul M. Rogers, George Mason University “Hansen reminds us of the real aims of education—students who love learning and who have learned throughout their lifetime, guided by teachers who care for their emotional and cognitive well-being.” —Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State University

The Art of Teaching Physics with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology

The Art of Teaching Physics with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Marone
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1681739054
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Blending physics with the study of ancient Chinese science, technology, and culture is a unique and highly effective way to present the fundamentals of physics to non-science majors. Based on the author’s course at Mercer University (Georgia, U.S.), The Art of Teaching Physics with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology exposes a wide range of students to the scientific method and techniques of experimental analysis through the eyes and discoveries of ancient Chinese “polymaths” long before the European concept of the scientific method was even considered. No other book so deftly makes the connections from ancient China to Ben Franklin to Michael Faraday while teaching physics at the same time. A distinctive characteristic of this book is the detailed hands-on laboratory experiments. This first includes making a simple magnetic compass and magnetometer. Students then use the compass/magnetometer to measure the strength of the magnetic field produced by a long straight wire. The second experiment covers two different methods of mining copper to introduce students to simple chemical principles such as displacement reactions, oxidation, reduction, and electronegativity. Originally developed for non-science students in an Asian studies environment, this book provides a valuable resource for science teachers who wish to explore the historical connections largely ignored in traditional texts. When paired with Teaching Physics through Ancient Chinese Science and Technology (Marone, 2019), these two texts provide a unique means of studying selected topics traditionally found in a two-semester Physics course.

Investment Management:A Science to Teach Or an Art to Learn?

Investment Management:A Science to Teach Or an Art to Learn? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank J. Fabozzi,Sergio M. Focardi,Caroline Jonas
Editor: CFA Institute Research Foundation
ISBN: 1934667730
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Investment Management:A Science to Teach Or an Art to Learn? by Frank J. Fabozzi,Sergio M. Focardi,Caroline Jonas Summary

Following the 2007–09 financial crisis, mainstream finance theory was criticized for failing to forecast the market crash, which resulted in large losses for investors. Has our finance theory, which many consider an idealization that does not take reality into account, failed investors? Do we need to reconsider the theory and how it is taught (and practiced)? This book explores current critiques of mainstream theory and discusses implications for the curricula of finance programs as well as for practitioners. In so doing, the authors integrate a review of the literature supported by conversations with finance professors, asset managers, and other market players.

The Technology of Teaching

The Technology of Teaching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. F. Skinner
Editor: B. F. Skinner Foundation
ISBN: 099645392X
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On Parent's Day, in 1952, B. F. Skinner visited his daughter's fourth grade math class. As he watched the lesson, he became increasingly uncomfortable. Almost every principle of effective teaching that he had studied for more than 20 years was being violated in that classroom. Yet it was a typical class. The teacher showed how to solve the day's problems, then gave the students a worksheet to do. Some children began to work readily while others shifted uncomfortably in their chairs, or raised their hands for help. The teacher went from desk to desk, giving help and feedback. Skinner knew what was needed. Each student should be given a problem tailored precisely to his or her skill level, not to the class average, and every answer needed to be assessed immediately to determine the next step. The task was clearly impossible for one teacher. That afternoon, Skinner set to work on a teaching machine. Today's computers have made the mechanical machine obsolete, but the principles of how to design instruction in steps that lead from a basic level to competent performance are as valid today as they were in the 20th century. This book brings together Skinner's writings on education during the years he was most involved in improving education.

La lamentation d'un mathématicien

La lamentation d'un mathématicien Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Lockhart
Editor: L\'Arbre de Diane
ISBN: 2930822090
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Voilà donc une illustration de l’art de faire des mathématiques : jouer avec des motifs, remarquer des tendances, imaginer des conjectures, chercher des exemples et des contre-exemples, être inspiré pour inventer et explorer, fabriquer des arguments et les analyser, et soulever de nouvelles questions. C’est tout cela à la fois. Je ne dis pas que c’est vital, car ce ne l’est pas. Je ne dis pas que cela va guérir le cancer, car ce n’est pas le cas. Je dis juste que c’est amusant et que cela m’apporte du plaisir. De plus, c’est complètement inoffensif. Quelles sont les activités humaines dont on pourrait en dire autant ? Dans cet essai, Paul Lockhart se désespère de la manière dont les mathématiques sont enseignées dans nos écoles et vues par le grand public. Les mathématiques sont un art, un acte créatif, et nul ne devrait être privé de leur beauté. Livre illustré de 136 pages - Illustrations de Jérôme Poloczek.

The Language of Science Education

The Language of Science Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William F. McComas
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462094977
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The Language of Science Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and Learning is written expressly for science education professionals and students of science education to provide the foundation for a shared vocabulary of the field of science teaching and learning. Science education is a part of education studies but has developed a unique vocabulary that is occasionally at odds with the ways some terms are commonly used both in the field of education and in general conversation. Therefore, understanding the specific way that terms are used within science education is vital for those who wish to understand the existing literature or make contributions to it. The Language of Science Education provides definitions for 100 unique terms, but when considering the related terms that are also defined as they relate to the targeted words, almost 150 words are represented in the book. For instance, “laboratory instruction” is accompanied by definitions for openness, wet lab, dry lab, virtual lab and cookbook lab. Each key term is defined both with a short entry designed to provide immediate access following by a more extensive discussion, with extensive references and examples where appropriate. Experienced readers will recognize the majority of terms included, but the developing discipline of science education demands the consideration of new words. For example, the term blended science is offered as a better descriptor for interdisciplinary science and make a distinction between project-based and problem-based instruction. Even a definition for science education is included. The Language of Science Education is designed as a reference book but many readers may find it useful and enlightening to read it as if it were a series of very short stories.

Self-Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices

Self-Studies of Science Teacher Education Practices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shawn M. Bullock,Tom Russell
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400739044
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Part of a vital Springer series on self-study practices in teaching and teacher education, this collection offers a range of contributions to the topic that embody the reflections of science teacher educators who have applied self-study methodology to their own professional development. The material recognizes the paradox that lies between classroom science and the education of science teachers: the disciplines of science are often perceived as a quest for right answers, an unintentional by-product of the classroom focus on right answers in student assessment in science. In contrast, the profession of teaching has few right answers and frequently involves the management of conflicting tensions. A dilemma thus arises in science teacher education of how to shift perspectives among student teachers from reductionist to more inclusive attitudes that are open to the mercurial realities of teaching. The self-studies presented here are unique, fresh and stimulating. They include the input of a beginning science teacher as well as science teacher educators from a range of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. In addition, the volume presents a truly international perspective on the issues, with authors hailing from five countries. Providing analysis at the leading edge of education theory, this collection will make fascinating reading for those teaching science—as well as those teaching science teachers.

The Art of Changing the Brain

The Art of Changing the Brain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ellwood Zull
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579220549
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Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.


Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vanessa Kind,Keith Taber
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134226837
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In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.

La Théorie du Chaos

La Théorie du Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leonard ROSEN
Editor: Cherche Midi
ISBN: 2749125995
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Avec ce premier roman salué par une critique unanime, Leonard Rosen introduit les mathématiques dans l'univers de John le Carré. " Les amoureux des mathématiques vont se régaler à essayer de résoudre les problèmes de Fenster. Et ceux qui ont la phobie des maths, qui se souviennent des cours de géométrie avec des crampes dans le ventre, vont adorer la richesse et la profondeur de ce thriller hors du commun. " The Washington Post Petit-fils du physicien et philosophe Jules Henri Poincaré, dont les travaux sont à l'origine des fractales et de la théorie du Chaos, Henri Poincaré, commissaire à Interpol, est bien moins concerné par les équations que par le crime. Et pourtant... Lorsque James Fenster, un mathématicien, est assassiné à Amsterdam dans des circonstances très mystérieuses – au moment où il doit prendre la parole lors d'une conférence sur le commerce mondial – le commissaire va commencer à s'intéresser de près à ses théories. Si l'enquête s'oriente vers un lien possible avec un étrange attentat kamikaze à Milan et la mort violente d'une jeune éducatrice sociale à Barcelone, Poincaré est en effet persuadé, seul contre tous, que la solution réside dans les travaux de Fenster. À travers le chaos qui s'installe autour de lui, et les multiples pistes qui s'ouvrent à ses collègues, il n'aura que très peu de temps pour résoudre un puzzle en effet très mathématiques, aux enjeux et aux conséquences inattendues. Profondément moderne dans son approche du thriller, Leonard Rosen ancre son récit dans les désordres et mutations de notre époque, où le libéralisme a ouvert la porte à une mondialisation du crime, dont le visage s'est complètement transformé. Inscrit au cœur même de l'actualité, son récit, peuplé de personnages inoubliables, un économiste péruvien aux sympathies d'extrême gauche, un dirigeant de fond de placement, un tueur des balkans, et, en premier lieu, le commissaire Poincaré, est aussi un plaidoyer violent pour la nature humaine, fondamentalement irréductible à tous les modèles mathématiques, statistiques ou économiques dans lesquels on tente en permanence de l'enfermer. C'est surtout un magnifique roman d'intrigue et de suspense, d'une rare intelligence.