Promoting Basic Sciences for Astronomy education research on the role of astronomy in schools

Astronomy education research on the role of astronomy in schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: noon - 1:30 p.m.

With the IYBSSD2022, the Romanian National Committee for Astronomy(CNRA) has launched a campaign to promote basic sciences in over 100 schools from Romania, from rural and urban areas. Within this campaign we investigate the role that basic sciences, (astronomy and space science plays in school education and the impact of the activities within the campaign in motivating students towards studying STEAM and choosing STEAM careers. We would like to present results of the analysis of the initial survey that all participants This analysis shows the contribution Astronomy and Spatial Sciences currently have to STEAM Education in schools in Romania and is an essential starting point in building future programs and campaigns that can focus on the urgent needs of the STEAM Education in our country.


Math teacher, with a teaching experience of over 38 years and, at the moment, I fill in the position of counsellor at the Romanian Ministry of Education, Department of Control. Since I began my career, as the Romanian NAEC (2019) I have succeeded in initiating and coordinating astronomy-related activities at all educational levels: formal, non formal and informal, activities that have been basically dedicated to students from primary, secondary and tertiary level and their teachers, without neglecting local communities all over Romania.

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