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Is your science teaching very western-oriented? This free course, A global dimension to science education in schools, is aimed at those teachers who would like to give a more global feeling to their teaching. You will learn how to source scientific articles with a greater emphasis on science and technology beyond the western world and experience how such articles can be incorporated into teaching within the National Curriculum.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand why the global dimension in science is so important
- understand what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists
- deliver the curriculum so as to bring global science to life for students.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1. Introduction
- 1 1 The global dimension in science – why?
- 1.2 Outside the ‘Western World’
- 1.3 In the classroom
- 1.4 Global approaches
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A global dimension to science education in schools
There are many compelling reasons for introducing a global dimension in science education. This unit, aimed at teachers in secondary schools explores why the global dimension in science education is so important and how you might incorporate it in your lessons.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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