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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.
In this unit we will look at:
- why the global dimension in science is so important;
- what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists;
- how to deliver the curriculum so as to bring global science to life for students. Many teachers have found that including the global dimension in science is exciting and motivating for both teachers and students – we hope you do too!
- 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.
This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from A global dimension to science education in schools (TL_SCIT5) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Education courses or view the range of currently available OU Education courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 13th April 2011
Last updated on: Monday, 30th July 2012
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