Based on Curriculum Standards, Carry out Astronomy Education

Teaching astronomy as its own subject in secondary schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: noon - 1:30 p.m.
, UTC: 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

In the 2017 edition of "General Senior Middle School Geography Curriculum Standards" in mainland China, "Astronomy Fundamentals" is, for the first time, listed as an independent elective module, which lays the foundation for the development of high school astronomy education from the national curriculum standards. As a provincial-level “excellent middle school astronomical society”, Tianyi Astronomical Society has systematically carried out the construction of school-based middle school astronomy curriculums based on national curriculum standards. It has developed rich curriculums of three types - popularization, academic, and research. It has carried out a series of extraordinary research independently or in cooperation with world-leading institutions, and achieved fruitful results.


Shen Xinrong, member of the Chinese Astronomical Society, expert judge of national-level astronomical competitions, national excellent astronomy tutor, member of the provincial Astronomical Olympiad examination setter group, provincial middle-school astronomy popular science textbook editor, and member of the Beijing Representative Office of the International Dark-Sky Association. His main research areas are the construction of school-based middle school astronomy curriculums and middle school astronomy research projects. His research result has won the first prize in the National Teaching Achievement Award.

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