A global dimension to science education in schools

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Science and technology beyond the Western world

About. This is a tutorial covering the following topics:

  • Why include a global dimension in science education?
  • Looking outside the ‘western world’.
  • Science throughout history: a case of attribution?
  • Teaching global science.

Pedagogical content. This study unit is aimed at teachers who would like to give a more global feeling to their teaching. It shows how to source articles with an emphasis on science and technology beyond the Western world and how to incorporate them into teaching the curriculum. (edit)

Resource details
Title A global dimension to science education in schools
Topic Global education
Learning Objectives
  • Understanding why the global dimension in science is so important.
  • Identifying what contributions have been made to science by ‘non-Western’ scientists.
  • Learning how to deliver the curriculum and bring global science to life for students.
Format / structure

Web tutorial with eleven PDF documents and two mp3 audio files

Subject
Age of students / grade


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From the Open University's Teach and Learn series.


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