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ERIC Number: EJ1077407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Discovering Science Education in the USA
Teaching Science, v61 n2 p45-48 Jun 2014
Science is amazing for many reasons. One of them is its immeasurable size as a subject, and the breadth of its application. From nanotech to astrophysics, from our backyards to the global arena, science links everything and everyone on Earth. Our understanding of science--and science education--needs to be just as diverse and all-encompassing. Through experiencing how science is viewed and taught in other countries, teachers gain new skills and insights and a better understanding of how to equip students for success in a rapidly shrinking world. ASTA has been championing this global approach to science education for years through its annual Japanese Science Teachers Exchange. In 2015, thanks to support from Northrop Grumman Australia, ASTA sent its first delegation of teachers to the United States of America, to participate in the National Science Teachers Association Conference and tour some remarkable science facilities. The chance to network with such a large and varied group of teachers and education professionals can have a huge impact on the way individuals view science education and their role in shaping the future of our increasingly STEM-dependent world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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