Novel approaches and new ideas are required for students to appreciate the importance of science in their daily life. Teachers and educators need their knowledge-base regularly updated and tools that will help their students critically evaluate scientific information brought to them by media. The higher education system needs strategies to attract future scientists, and scientists need guidance on how best to interact with schools, so their contributions can be valued.
This session is intended to:
• offer opportunities for researchers to describe their outreach efforts and the involvement of teachers in scientific activities in the lab, in the field and in the classroom;
• stimulate high-school science teachers to present their experience and future plans to address geo-science in the classroom;
• provide a window to administrators to illustrate long-term strategies to promote scientific culture in the primary and secondary education system.
Communications addressing activities in the framework of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are particularly welcome.
Phil Smith (contact)
Teacher Scientist Network (TSN)
John Innes Centre
Norwich, NR4 7UH Great Britain
Ministry of Education, Rhineland-Palatinate
Centre International de Valbonne
BP 97 - 06902 Sophia Antipolis cedex
Geology and Geochemistry
S106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Stephen A. Macko
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
ICREA, c/o Facultat de Geologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Martí i Franquès, s/n
E-08028 Barcelona, Spain