Astronomy Education in Primary Schools: Characteristic, Discrepancy, and Implementation

Teaching astronomy in primary schools: How, why, and in what context?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Astronomy is a very important but quite different subject for school education, because of the characteristic of astronomy with the vast scale of universe. The frequently-appeared new discoveries and astronomical phenomena with grand observability make astronomy the most suitable tool to keep and improve the curiosity (and even integrity) of students. A text book on astronomy course in schools would be different with other subjects like language, art, math, and physics. Some special considerations for astronomy education in primary school should be noted.


1965 born in Beijing, China1985 BA in astronomy, Beijing Normal Univ.; 1991 Ph.D. in astronomy, Nanjing Univ.; 1991-2002 National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (post-doc 1992-1994; research professor after 1999); 2002-present; curator at the Beijing Planetarium.

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