Astronomy Education For All High School Student - Challenges For The Future -

Astronomy in schools: how do you get your administration and your ministry to listen?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 7:05 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

"In this talk, examples of efforts in Japan will be presented. And we will then call for an international survey. In Japan, the high school curriculum national guidelines that came into effect this year still require students to choose from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology (including a little astronomy) as in the past. Currently, only about 30% of Japanese high school students study astronomy. However, in order to solve various problems facing modern society, such as responding to the 3Ss (Socity5.0, SDGs, and STEAM), science, technology, and innovation, maintaining the global environment, and coping with natural disasters,
 A short questionnaire form regarding high school science curricula in different countries will be handed out at this presentation."

About Hidehiko Agata

I study science education, science communication and public relations in Public Relations
Center(PRC), NAOJ. PRC was created in 1998 to share the latest research results of astronomy
with the public. We communicate and promote research breakthroughs in a manner that is
understandable, relevant, and exciting. For this purpose, we over a range of services and
deliver amazing scientific information through a variety of media including the Web and
scientific readings. We also have built an effective partnership with dissemination experts
working for public observatories, science museums, and planetariums.

Watch a recording of this talk (external link)