Talk

The New Astronomy Curriculum Pilot Program In Turkey

Talk
Astronomy in schools: how do you get your administration and your ministry to listen?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 9:35 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 6:35 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

"A new astronomy curriculum study for secondary schools by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) is in preliminary progress since 2021.
Three extended astronomy and astrophysics courses have been proposed for secondary education in science high schools in Turkey. One these courses have been approved for the pilot program to be applied in TUBITAK Science High School. Detailed teaching program of the “Astronomy and Universe” mandatory course is designed in cooperation with astronomers, physics teachers, course development and design experts, evaluation and assessment experts.
A group of astronomers and physics teachers are now working on the textbooks for the new pilot program to start in 2023."

About Aysegul Yelkenci

She studied undergraduate education at Istanbul University Astronomy and Space Sciences Department. During her PhD, she made observational studies on the properties of metallic Am stars as a visiting researcher at The Citadel University in Charleston, SC.