Talk

Astroedu: An Astronomy Activity Repository. Developments Over 2020

Talk
Astronomy education resources
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020
UTC: 7:25 a.m.-7:40 a.m.
Friday Oct. 9, 2020
UTC: 7:25 a.m.-7:40 a.m.

astroEDU has been reviewing and publishing activities since 2013. In 2020, the repository has been in the process of being transferred over to being administered by the OAE. As this has been happening, it has made sense to take stock of what activities are available and for whom, what we know is taught in schools worldwide, what constitutes astronomical literacy and whether all of these are in alignment. After an overview of astroEDU itself, what activities are available and what activities we will be asking for in the coming months will be presented.

About Michael Fitzgerald

Michael is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education. His
research interests encompass STEM education, with a particular
focus on astronomy education, as well as pure astronomy research.
He has a particular interest in encouraging the use of remotely
accessible telescopes to support authentic research and educational
activities in the classroom as well as professional learning for high
school teachers. He holds many leadership roles in astronomy
education worldwide, including being the current Secretary of the
International Astronomical Union’s Commission C1 for Education
and Development.

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