The FREE ‘Teaching with Space and Astronomy in your Classroom‘ course will train and empower you to successfully teach space-related topics. It aims to educate teachers how to introduce and attract more and more young people to careers in space. The method through which you will be able to achieve this objective will be via inquiry-based science education teaching practices, the effective use of ICT tools, managing diversity and obtaining a gender balance in the classroom.
The following 4 topics will be explored in more detail during the course:
- Use of the Inquiry Based Science Education teaching methodology;
- Use of ICT tools in the science classroom;
- Develop teaching strategies in order to manage diverse classrooms and promote gender balance;
- Communicate to students space-related careers and facilitate them developing the key skills involved.
You will find a community of like-minded professionals on the course who can support each other in improving their classroom practices. We will be using a variety of online tools and social media to communicate with each other and engage in some peer review activities as part of the course.