ISTIC
ISTIC promotes Inquiry-Based Science Education in member countries of G 77 and China, for teachers from kindergarten to secondary school..
ISTIC
promotes Inquiry-Based Science Education in South-East Asia, for teachers from kindergarten to high school..
Teacher Training
IBSE training allows teachers to renew their teaching habits thanks to the proximity and involvement of scientists..
Teacher Training
IBSE training allows teachers to renew their teaching habits.
Resources
Class activities focusing on Inquiry, as well as pedagogical and scientific resources, are provided to both teachers and trainers.
Resources
Class activities, as well as pedagogical and scientific resources, are provided to teachers.
LAMAP
"La main à la pâte", founded in 1996 by Georges Charpak and the French Academy of Sciences, aims at renewing science teaching in France, and in more than 50 countries in Europe, America, and SE Asia.
LAMAP
"La main à la pâte" and the French Academy of Sciences, aims at renewing science teaching in France and abroad.
Computer science is now considered as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject in the broad sense and is being introduced in many countries as a stand-alone subject in the curriculum. The impetus to introduce this subject in the curriculum mainly arises from the technological development as we move into the digital age, in which our lives and just about everything is associated with software. While the future will certainly be a world with interactive screens, the number of people writing the software required by these ever growing screens is not increasing. Computer Science is designed to train the mind towards thinking logically and creatively to solve a problem. Coding teaches logic skills and problem solving and this will assist children to succeed in the digital world. Programming algorithm describes the exact steps that tells the computer to take to solve problems. It is reported that more and more jobs in the future require coding skills and that programming jobs are growing at a rapid rate. Hence there is the need to include learning to write and read code and programming in the school syllabus.
The International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) was invited to conduct the above workshop by the Inter-Academy Partnership Science Education Programme (IAP SEP) as part of the major event under comprising a Science Education Policy Forum and the Annual Meeting of the IAP SEP Global Council. The workshop was officiated by H.E. Souad Abdel Razeg, the Federal Minister of Education. Two facilitators from Ministry of Education Malaysia i.e. Dr. Koay Suan See and Mr. Abdul Muhaimin Osman conducted the training. Thirty five participants, comprising science educators from Sudan and Egypt attended the workshop. Of these, ten came from schools in the Kenana Sugar Company in Sudan, and one from an international school. The rest were from government schools. Participants from Egypt were from the Ministry of Education.The workshop focused on the principles of IBSE and hands-on activities which allowed participants to familiarise themselves on the practice of IBSE. The workshop also introduced the contribution of discoveries in Islamic countries and discussed these contributions to modern science.
Training Workshop on Innovative Teaching & Learning of Science through IBSE for Science Teacher Trainers (Workshop II),19 - 23 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) has been internationally recognised as an effective teaching strategy in developing the minds. Students learn how to ask questions and use evidence to answer them. In the process of learning the strategies of scientific inquiry, students learn to conduct an investigation and collect evidence from a variety of sources, develop an explanation from the data, and communicate and defend their conclusions.
It is widely accepted that STI is key driver of economic growth and development. For developing countries, innovative capability is major factor for competitiveness, productivity and moving to high income economies as keeping pace with developed countries. Science underpins the wide range of concerns the UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to address. Basic to this is the need to have a sound evidence based science education in schools. Goal 4 of the SDG emphasises the need for inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all. One aspect of improving quality and inclusiveness is in the area of pedagogy.