Astronomy Education: a Challenge for Contemporary Education

Metaxa, Margarita (2010) Astronomy Education: a Challenge for Contemporary Education. In: ASP Conference Series: Advances in Hellenic Astronomy during the IYA09, 20-24 September 2009, Athens, Greece.


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Tales around the World give visibility to local, national and international fundamental connection that always existed between people and the night sky that means Astronomy. In this paper we discuss and analyze further the role of Astronomy Education for achieving an integrated concept of education, one that enables individuals to adapt to a rapidly changing social, economic and cultural environment, and to continue to learn throughout life. It is no longer enough to learn how to read, write and count. We also discuss and present initiatives undertaken in the context of various national, and international educational projects in Greece as best practices on how Astronomy Education can actually reinforce the Contemporary Education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 10:48
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 10:48

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