Talk

The Role Of The Oae-Egypt In Astronomy Education And Developing Curricula For The Pre-University

Talk
How to develop an astronomy curriculum
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 12:15 p.m.-12:25 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 10:15 p.m.-10:25 p.m.

Astronomy education in the pre-university levels represents one of the most important challenges in our societies Where astronomy has not been linked with basic sciences as required - or appropriately. By evaluating the curricula of astronomy in pre-university levels, we found a large gap between these curricula and scientific facts and recent discoveries about the universe. With the beginning of work at the Astronomy Teaching Center in Egypt and Arabic-speaking countries the work has been done to evaluate science curricula for early stages of education, the missing topics were collected and work in parallel to provide a complementary scientific materials.
We will share those experiences during our participation in the fourth workshop of the Education Office.

About Somaya Saad

Somaya Saad is a professor of astronomy, at Astronomy Dept., National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics. She previously completed her masters and PhD at Cairo University. She is member of the IAU and member of the Egyptian National Committee of Astronomy. Her research interest include stellar astrophysics, stellar variability, She also interested in astronomy education and outreach and she one of the NAECs and NOCs team of Egypt.