Global Hands-on Universe
And IYA
A NEW VISION FOR ASTRONOMY
EDUCATION
A MISSION TO REAWAKEN STUDENTS
INTEREST FOR SCIENCE
SCIENTISTS AND EDUCATORS WORKING
TOGETHER
Structure of IYA Galileo Teacher
Training Program
1) 110 “Single Point of Contacts” for each Nation -- SPCO
(Leonard Nimoy Story)
Powerful, Enga g ing Curricula, Activities and Teac h ing to Develop a New World View
2) Kick-off
Meeting at UNESCO HQ in January in Paris
3) Try to do some training in Paris
4) Start Video Conference Based training and follow up
for 110 Nations (We have 30 nations covered already)
Hands-on Universe
Global
Why we want to do it? It is in schools that we change the world !!!
Who is our target?  Educational System / Scientists & Society Interaction
What we want to deliver / accomplish ?
 Science culture  Literate citizens
 Acquisition of key skills
 Development of Critical Thinking
CHANGE THE WAY WE TEACH AND LEARN
WE ALL LIVE ON THE SAME PLANET
...JUST 1 PLANET
 Problem Solving Experience
 Citizenship awareness
 Teachers continuous professional development
A project devoted to create a global network of schools
collaborating in challenging tasks.
Key skills to be
developed
Knowledge & Creativity
Multicultural Dialogue
European and Global
Neighbourhood
Stories behind science/Scientists
How Science ins done
Language and Arts components
Climate Security
Science
Different
disciplines. The
whole school
can be involved
in this project
History
Astronomy
Language
Arts
50 Schools in each participant nation
Each school must collaborate with 3 different countries chosen aleatory
Journalists : Reports National/ International (Local + 3 nations)
Galileo/ Darwin Appearance in each country (How/when)
How is celebrated in your country
Cosmology in your culture
How ideas on life on Earth / SS / Universe evolved in your nation
Future of Space Exploration & the participation of your country
Some students can become journalists for one year
History / Science/ Language/ English Teachers
Teacher / Educators
Training
In 2009 we intend to build a truly Global
community of engaged educators. We
endavour to train teachers from more than
100 nations
Available Resources
SalsaJ
The Software  Open Source based on Image J
Intended to be HOUers software
P h o to m e tric m e a s u re m e n ts
Links:
http://ghou2008.globalhou.net
www.astronomia2009.org / www.astronomy2009.org
www.pt.euhou.net
www.euhou.net
www.globalhou.net
http://faulkes-telescope.com/
www.handsonuniverse.org
www.portaldoastronomo.org
www.nuclio.pt
[email protected]
[email protected]
Hong Kong Accord on Global Science Education
A group of about 14 teachers, scientists,
educational researchers and others met in Hong
Kong to develop a document to set
international goals for science teaching and
learning (HOU and our experience with
teachers heavily influenced this document)
Hong Kong Accord on Global Science Education Main Themes:
•
Powerful, Engaging, Coherent Curricula, Activities and Teaching to
Develop a New World View
•
Education Mediated by Technology
•
Scientific Behavior:
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Science as a Culture
•
The Role of Family Life and Culture:
•
The Global. Ethical, and Collaborative Nature of Science:
•
Assessments: How can we assess what children truly need to know
to thrive in our rapidly changing world?
•
Teacher Support and Professional Development
1)
Powerful, Enga
g ing Curricula,
Activities
and Teac h ing to Develop
a New World View
2)
Teachers are critical players in preparing knowledge and building community. In order to appreciate and
assist such a human activity, they should have at least 10% of their time for professional development.
Quality Teachers should be recognized and respected. Teacher salaries should commensurate with other professionals
•
College Science.
•
Sustainability and Helping Developing Nations Advance
Hong Kong Accord on Global Science Education
Future:
1) Comment Period Starts August 15
2) Get Nobel Prize Folks to Sign it
3) Start to develop “Hong Kong Accord Schools”
4) Start to fill in Coherent Framework with HOU and other
subjects
5)
Grow sensibly and other ways
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