Articles for category "Education and Outreach"


12 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Member's Meeting

The meeting took place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Institut Henri Poincaré. Photo: IUBS

Members of the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" met in Paris, France, and representatives of the partner unions gathered in Paris on June 11-12 2018. They reflected on the project’s status and discussed the next steps and actions to be taken.

05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Survey on climate science in the classrooms of the world

The TROP ICSU project (Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding) is conducting a preliminary survey to understand how topics in climate science are currently discussed in the classroom in different parts of the world. It would take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete the short survey available in several languages (English, Catalàn, Chinese, Français, Deutsch, Hindi, Italiano, Japanese, Español).

Please participate in the Survey:

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05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists as been launched on May 1st, 2018. The survey in the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences - How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" will be open for answers until October 31st, 2018. You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women.

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: English

Bienvenue dans l’enquête mondiale destinée aux scientifiques: French

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Chinese

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Russian

Bienvenido/a a la Encuesta mundial de científicos y científicas: Spanish

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Arabian 

Please participate in the Survey

05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Survey on climate science in the classrooms of the world

The TROP ICSU project (Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding) is conducting a preliminary survey to understand how topics in climate science are currently discussed in the classroom in different parts of the world. It would take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete the short survey available in several languages (English, Catalàn, Chinese, Français, Deutsch, Hindi, Italiano, Japanese, Español).

Please participate in the Survey:

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05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists as been launched on May 1st, 2018. The survey in the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences - How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" will be open for answers until October 31st, 2018. You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women.

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: English

Bienvenue dans l’enquête mondiale destinée aux scientifiques: French

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Chinese

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Russian

Bienvenido/a a la Encuesta mundial de científicos y científicas: Spanish

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Arabian 

Please participate in the Survey

26 Apr 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

2nd Working Group meeting

Participants of the 2nd Working Group meeting (f.l.t.r.): Daniel Waiswa, Rahul Chopra, Boram lee, France Caron, Aparna Joshi, sigbert Huber, Anita Nagarajan, Chris King, Nathalie Fomproix, Daniel Ramos, LS Shashidhara. Photo: IUBS

The 2nd Working Group meeting of the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project took place in Paris on 25-26 April 2018.

Participants

France Caron (IMU), Rahul Chopa (implementation team), Miguel Clusener-Godt (UNESCO), Nathalie Fomproix (IUBS), Richard Glover (ICSU ROA), Sigbert Huber (IUSS), Aparna Joshi (implementation team), Chris King (IUGS), Boram Lee (WCRP), Anita Nagarajan (implementation team), Daniel Ramos (Imaginary), LS Shashidhara (IUBS), Daniel Waiswa (AUC)
Via Skype: Allan Ashworth (INQUA), Keith Alverson (IUGG), Barbara Birli (IUSS), Veronica Iniguez (UTPL), Sepo Hachigonta (NRF), Mika Rekola (IUFRO)

Discussion

  • How to increase the number and scope of pedagogical tools and teaching toolkits from different disciplines and regions
  • Developing a quality-assurance certificate protocol for the uploaded/to-be-uploaded pedagogical tools and teaching toolkits
  • Suggestions/assistance for dissemination of survey of educators across the globe
  • Advice/assistance in organizing pilot workshops across the world for educators on the use of the teaching toolkits.
  • Deciding on the venue, dates and names of main organizers and the budget for the same.

The project progress and roadmap was presented on the first day of ISC General Assembly on 3 July in Paris, several members of ISC, who are not yet involved in the project also attended the meeting.

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22 Feb 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Meeting with WCRP and WMO

Meeting in Geneva. Photo: IUBS

The team of the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project had a meeting with WCRP and WMO in Geneva on 21-22 February 2018. It presented the project and seeked partnership especially for the quality control of the teaching tools.

22 Dec 2017 · Education and Outreach · Project

TROP ICSU sub-committee meeting

Sub-commitee meeting at the Royal Society, London (f.l.t.r.): Rahul Chopra, LS Shashidhara, France Caron, Iain Stewart, Anthony Turner, Chris King. Photo: IUBS

The sub-committee meeting within the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project took place in London, UK, in December 2017 at the Royal Society, London.

Participants

France Caron, Rahul Chopra, Marianne Cutler, Nathalie Fomproix, Chris King, Boram Lee, Sarah Pohlschneider, LS Shashidhara, Iain Stewart and Anthony Turner.
Via Skype: Aparna Joshi, Anita Nagarajan and Xuebin Zhang

Discussion

We discussed design of teaching tool kits that we are developing, nature and duration of pilot workshops for educators on the use of tool-kits and changes/modifications to be made to questionnaire and ways to analyze responses.

20 Dec 2017 · Education and Outreach · Project

Gender-Gap Workshops in 2017

IUBS sent expert to the following workshops to discuss the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" and the preparation of the survey Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan, 7-8 November 2017.

IUBS supported the participation of Noriko Asumi (Japan) and Tien HuynH (Australia) in a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, 22-24 November 2017.

IUBS supported the participation of Alejandra Gonzales (Chile) in a workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, 1-2 December 2017.

Education and Outreach · Project

About: A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences - How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?

IUBS is one of the ten partners in the project with the title "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?"

Rationale

Mathematical and natural sciences have long and honorable traditions of participation by highly creative women contributors. However, the percentages of women scientists remain shockingly low and there is a significant gender gap at all levels between women and men. Barriers to achievement by women persist, especially in developing countries.

Objectives

The project will produce sound data to support the choices of interventions that ICSU and member unions can feasibly undertake. It will provide evidence for informed decisions, including trends – since the situation for women continues to change around the world, with some negative developments – and will provide easy access to materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and work in these fields. Regional information about careers, jobs and salaries will be provided. The Joint global survey is planned to reach 45,000 respondents in more than 130 countries using at least 10 languages, while the Joint study on publication patterns will analyze comprehensive metadata sources corresponding to publications of more than 500,000 scientists since 1970. Contrasts and common ground across regions and cultures, less developed and highly developed countries, men and women, mathematical and natural sciences, will be highlighted.

Project's website

https://icsugendergapinscience.org/

Education and Outreach · Project · BioEducation

About: Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)

Together with the International Union for Quaternary Science (INQUA) IUBS is the leading scientific organisation in this project funded by the International Council for Science (ICSU).

Importance

Understanding the dynamics of Earth’s ecosystem and identifying measures to sustain it for the future requires immediate action with multidisciplinary approaches. Research efforts to identify key factors that affect the biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services need to be scaled up substantially and rapidly, requiring a whole new generation of multidisciplinary scientists/policy makers/administrators, whose education should start now. Educating forthcoming generations about the causes and effects of global climate change is also imperative as implementing solutions depends on an informed public. In this context, we need to develop education and science communication modules in such a way that every future citizen would be better equipped to identify appropriate solutions for sustainable and equitable development.

Objectives

The project aims to identify, through a consultative mechanism, most relevant curricula and efficient pedagogical tools, and outreach and citizen science programs to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem function and services and human health and diseases; and ways to address these problems in the coming years.

What makes the project unique is its focus on those education and citizen-science modules that are locally rooted yet globally relevant for much wider outreach. The project envisages developing online learning materials such as lectures (videos embedded with animations), interactive exhibitions/museums, mobile apps etc.

05 Jun 2017 · Education and Outreach · Project

Kick-off Meeting

Participants - Front row (from left): Jean Taylor (ICIAM), Sayara Berg (ICIAM), Danielle Gondard-Cozette (IMU), Mustafa Sozbilir IUPAC), Igle Gledhill IUPAC), Marie-Francoise Ouedraogo (IUM), Anne-Sophie Godfroy (IUHPST), Anita Rampal (IMU), Bétül Tambay (IMU), Ernesto Fernández-Polcuch (UNESCO). • 2nd row: Maria Esteban (ICIAM), Siujatha Ramdorai(IMU), Mei-Hung Chiu (IUPAC), Guadalupe Lozano (Expert), Anathea Brooks (UNESCO), Francesca Primas (IAU), Lucilla Spini (ICSU), Maria Rosaria Dantonio (IAU), Catherine Goldstein (Expert), Merrilyn Goos (IMU), Helena Mihaljevic-Brandt (IMU). • 3rd row: Mark Cesa (IUPAC), Alice Abreu (GenderInSite), Clémence Perronnet (Expert), Nathalie Fomproix (IUBS), Marie-Francoise Roy (IMU), Elena Bagryanskaya (IUPAC), Benedikt Loewe (IUHPST), Bill Barton (IMU). • Back row: Lucía Santamaría (Expert), Lisa Frehill (IUPAC), Silvina Ponce-Dawson (IUPAP), Tonya Blowers (OWSD), Fernanda Arraes Hertelendy (UNESCO), Rachel Ivie (IUPAP).

On June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2017, partners of the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" met in Paris, France, for the first time to discuss project management and related issues.

22 Apr 2017 · Education and Outreach · Project

Kick-off Meeting

Participants (f.l.t.r.): Chris King (IUGS), Mika Rekola (IUFRO), Lily Rodriguez (IUBS), Raymond Katebaka (AUC), Simon Hodson (CODATA), Nadja Pernat (IMAGINARY), France Caron (IMU), Allan Ashworth (INQUA), Nathalie Fomproix (IUBS), Catherine Jami (IUHPST), Barbara Birli (IUSS), LS Shashidhara (IUBS)

On April 20th and 21st, 2017, the partners of the project "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" met in Paris, France, for the first time to discuss project management.