In 2006, when I was in Windsor, I had the opportunity to meet Carl Wieman, the winner of the physics Nobel price in 2001 for his experimental work in the production of the Bose-Einstein condensate. However, something that called my attention even more was his research and discoveries about science education. He showed us with experimental data how our current approach is far for being the most efficient way to teach science. Even worse, sometimes teaching science as we do it today, leads to students with even more misconceptions!
More about his research in education can be found HERE