Archive for the ‘Socio-scientific issues’ Category

Climate change – What does the future bring? – Part IV.

This article is the fourth one out of five, featuring stories about how teachers and their students relate to climate change.   The consequences of climate change in Green Heart of Croatia – Gorski kotar Sanda Štimac, mag.prim.educ, Čabar/Croatia   Gorski Kotar is the mountainous region in Croatia between...

Climate change – What does the future bring? – Part III.

This article is the third one out of five, featuring stories about how teachers and their students relate to climate change.   Climate Change – a challenging issue for students Lavinia Orășanu, physics teacher, School “Mihai Eminescu”-Pitești, Romania   In School “Mihai Eminescu”, Piteşti – Romania, we want to...

Climate change – What does the future bring? – Part II.

This article is the second one out of five, featuring stories about how teachers and their students relate to climate change.   Climate Change – Natural Disasters and School Society Georgios Chatzigeorgiou, biologist, 2nd General Lyceum of Oreokastro, Greece   General Information Climate change is a change in the...

Climate change – What does the future bring? – Part I.

This article is the first one out of five, featuring stories about how teachers and their students relate to climate change.   “Climate change – a challenge for everybody” Malgorzata Kulesza  from Krakow/Poland Climate change poses one of the most substantial threats to the modern world. The role of...

Girls in STEM

***** This article is a guest contribution. ***** The need to get more girls involved in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has never been more present in mainstream media than it is today. From articles to documentaries, from big events to radio features – getting women...

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The (unknown) Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Education

Image: shutterstock_387345829- Today we are living in the cusp of a new industrial revolution that differs from all the previous ones. It´s been coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (RI4) at the 2011 Hannover Fair. It comes in the sequence, obviously, of the other industrial revolutions: the first industrial revolution...

Science and society: the points to be discussed in a SSI discussion (I)

Science and society are intersected entities in the controversial discussion of Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI). This discussion is of high importance for a functional scientific literacy. This post aims to list the matching points between science as an enterprise and society that can spark a controversial issue or become an...