AEMASE, African-European-Mediterranean Academies for Science Education


Science Education

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Latest Update: 28 Jan 2015
Primary Contact: Giancarlo Vecchio

Improving science communication, championing formal and informal science education (SE) and fostering citizen science literacy are crucial for sustained economic growth and human welfare. Existing national programmes, which have already brought expertise about inquiry-based science education (IBSE), especially in primary and lower secondary schools in Europe, must also provide teacher professional development (TPD) in science. This project would help to upscale and mainstream these programmes, and disseminate the know-how gained in Europe unto a region around the Mediterranean basin that share strong and ancient scientific and political links. The French and Italian science academies, leading members of the IAP SE programme, will organize a conference for 20 European, Mediterranean and African countries to (i) foster cooperation and bilateral twinnings on IBSE and informal SE and pool resources for TPD; and (ii) raise awareness of education Ministries for promoting TPD in science and strengthen their partnerships with their national science Academies.

Results of the international conference

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The AEMASE Conference Report on Science Education has now been published by ALLEA, with the support of IAP, and is available HERE. For printed copies, please contact the IAP Secretariat:

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    African-European-Mediterranean Academies for Science Education Press Release

    African-European-Mediterranean Academies for Science Education Press Release 389KB, PDF

    The Report of the AEMASE Conference on science education held in Rome, Italy, in May 2014 has been published by ALLEA in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ...

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    AEMASE Conference Summary

    AEMASE Conference Summary 69KB, PDF

    The International AEMASE Conference on Science Education (19-20 May 2014) has concluded in Rome, Italy. Generously hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the meeting brought together some 80 participants from more than 30 countries. Although the focus was on Europe and Africa (AEMASE stands for African European Mediterranean Academies for Science Education). Follow the link for more information ...

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    AEMASE Conference, Rome, Italy 19-20 May 2014

    AEMASE Conference, Rome, Italy 19-20 May 2014 1MB, PDF

    The Conference is hosted by the Accademia dei Lincei. Follow the link to the Updated tentative Agenda and Programme outline.