Engendering Science Education: Inquiry-Based Science Education to benefit Girls

Topics:

Women in Science, Science Education, Young Scientists

Project Type:

Workshop

Latest Update: 4 Aug 2016
Primary Contact: Ms Dorothy Ngila
+27 12 349 6607

Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS), Zambia Academy of Sciences (ZaAS)and Network of African Science Academies NASAC) focus on the dissemination of the ‘Inquiry-Based Science Education: Increasing Participation of Girls in Science in sub-Saharan Africa’ policymakers booklet produced through IAP funding, and its launch in two southern African countries, namely Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is proposed to host a workshop in each of the countries that will bring together various local and regional stakeholders to explore: the rationale for encouraging more girls to study science and technology; the kinds of curriculum resources and pedagogies which appeal particularly to girls; how to reach out to girls, their families and their communities to encourage their enrollment in inquiry-based science education; discussion of strategies for engaging girls in the classroom; strategies and methods for assessing the level of participation and results of participation of girls; and to launch the policymakers' booklet and gain the attention of the media and policymakers.