New Space Education

How to develop an astronomy curriculum
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 12:05 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 10:05 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

The "New-Space" era provides many opportunities for widening the meaning of Astronomy Education. In this talk I will describe my perspective and experience as a Space Educator, and present some examples, from a M.Ed. in EdTech track centered on Innovation and Space Education, located in a College for Education in Israel. The participants in this track are mainly K-12 teachers in various subject matters. Our vision is that Space can be used as a context, inspiration, and example for teaching any subject matter, for the integration of innovative technologies in teaching, and for teaching 21st Century skills, like problem solving, collaborative-learning, critical thinking and agility.

About Ayelet Weizman

Dr. Ayelet Weizman is a lecturer at the M.Ed. program for Educational Technology at Kibbutzim College of Education in Israel, where she is leading a track centered on Innovation and Space Education. She completed her PhD in Planetary Science at Tel-Aviv University, and postdoc in science education at Michigan State University. Her research interests include Space Education, Computational Thinking and Educational Robots. She is active in several space-education associations in Israel and internationally.

Watch a recording of this talk (external link)