University of Granada, one of the CLeDi partners, participated in the Second Seminar on NASE Experiences in Cultural Astronomy – Archeoastronomy and Astronomy in the City, held in Vienna (Austria).
NASE – The Network for Astronomy School Education Project, aims to stimulate teaching astronomy in schools, through professional development of primary and secondary school science teachers in developing and emerging countries. The organizational principle is capacity building through workshops in host countries in cooperation with a Local Organising Committee (Local NASE Group), whose members are university professors and education professionals in the host country.
NASE’s philosophy is to use hands-on activities that explain fundamental concepts like why the Earth has seasons, the phases of the moon, what are planets, how do stars form, the expanding universe, how we learn about the universe from the different wavelengths of light, and how astronomy integrates with culture. NASE emphasizes a accessibility and direct experiences, and therefore provides a wealth of activities that can be carried out with inexpensive, quotidian materials available to every student world wide, that are supported by explanatory texts and ready-made presentations for teachers to use. NASE also encourages workshop participants to share their experiences and lessons through local activities and online.
CLeDi project shares the same principles as NASE and looks to encourage inclusive learning processes.
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