On Monday 27 February 2017, the course ‘Navigation through the Ages’ will start. This is the second MOOC of Space Awareness, which will explore the rich history of navigation, from ancient Greece to Europe's Galileo programme for the current needs of citizens (mobile devices, increased mobility, safety, security etc.). Registration is now open on the EUN Academy platform.
In this course, participants will learn through practical examples, classroom lesson implementations, teacher interviews and expert guidance how to address their subject through the fascinating history of navigation. They will also receive tips on how how to encourage their students to pursue careers in the space sector and also how to manage diversity in the classroom. More information about this course can be found at the EUN Academy platform.
This course builds upon the concepts presented in the first Space Awareness MOOC, ‘Teaching with Space and Astronomy in your classroom’. Anyone wishing to join is encouraged to briefly go through the topics of Inquiry Based Science Education, ICT tools for space and astronomy, managing diversity and gender balance, and how to introduce space careers to students, before the start of the course.
Introduction video 'Navigation through the Ages' by Space Awareness.
To read more about the Space Awareness project and MOOCs, visit www.space-awareness.org/skills. Contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow Space Awareness on social media with #spaceMOOC and @space_awe. Connect with MOOCs participants in our Facebook group dedicated to MOOCs.
‘Space Awareness’ is an international educational project which aims to use the excitement of space exploration in order to raise students’ interest in science and technology as well as space-related careers and stimulate their sense of global citizenship. To achieve that, the project is offering a wide range of tools and activities to inspire children, teenagers, and teachers to be involved in space-related activities. Among others, this project offers activities and professional development tools, educational resources, Space Scoops, citizen science and games, as well as space careers stories. Space Awareness is funded by the European Union.
- Space Awareness project and MOOCs
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- Facebook group dedicated to MOOCs
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