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Lida schoen mei hung ch u ipoh malaysia april 2010 1

Lida Schoen / Mei-Hung Chíu

Ipoh, Malaysia, April 2010 (1)


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Amsterdam


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Amsterdam


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ClaudeMonet


Amsterdam in winter

Amsterdam in winter


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Science Across the World (1)

Largest global schools network


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Website

http://www.scienceacross.org


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Science Across the World (2)

Exchange programme between schools world wide (149 countries), based ontwofoundations:existing resources for students (age 10-16)anda database with>8211teachers


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Aims of the programme

  • Science / ’all’ subjects (cross curricular): investigations in the neighbourhood,humanactivities

  • Internationalcollaboration: exchange data with students in schools abroad

  • Language: developing language and communication skills

  • ICT: meaningful use


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Topics (1)

  • Acid rain (12/16)

  • Biodiversity around us (12/15)

  • Chemistry in our lives (12/15)

  • Chemistry as a cultural enterprise (new, IYC)

  • Climate change (14-16)

  • Domestic waste (12/16)

  • Drinking water (12/15)

  • Eating and drinking (10/12)


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Topics (2)

  • Global warming (15/16)

  • Keeping healthy (12/15)

  • Plants and me (10-12)

  • Renewable energy (12/15)

  • Talking about Genetics (14/16)

  • What do you eat? (12-14)

    English and many other languages (e.g. Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic), Malaysian?

    topics web based or downloadable


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Each topic

  • Teachers’ notes (language and science)

  • Exchange form: heart of the topic

  • Students’ pages

    • activities

    • discussion

  • Ideas for extra activities


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Topic in the classroom

Minimum:

topic work:4-6 hour

data collection / translation: 1 hour

discussion received information:1 hour


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Student pages

  • study information+ carry out activities

  • collect ‘research’ data on exchange form + translateinformation

  • consult database for schools + send exchange form (internet, email, fax, post)

  • deal with received information= answer questions + discuss


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History (1)

1990

  • Start in UK by ASE(Association for Science Education teachers) as Science across Europe

  • Sponsor BP2002 -2007: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

  • Development team (volunteers): team members / coordinators from ‘all’ countries ( Mei-Hung for Taiwan, Lida for the Netherlands)


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History (2)

1997

  • Europe  Science Across the World

    2007

  • New interactive (Web 2.0) waysfor communicating (Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise)


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Practical work

Chemistry in Our Lives topic, students prepare their own chemical product and share their methodology with others.

Bright pink nail polish made from gumamela flowers in the Philippines and laundry soap from vegetable oil and banana stalks in Singapore.


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Practical work (2)


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Discussion and debate

  • Talking about Genetics around the World

  • Introduction:What is your opinion about genetically modified food?

  • Afterstudying the ‘Genetics’ topic:Arguments for growing genetically modified food and concerns.


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Learning languages

  • ‘They were exposed to English in natural contexts and learned through interesting, relevant, meaningful activities’.

  • ‘This is a wonderful way of using their English as a new outlet – a window into the world’.

  • ‘It’s one of the best ways to increase foreign language learning’.


Meaningful use of ict

Searching for schools through the online database (teacher can provide students with students’ password);

researching using topic data and hotlinks;

completing and sending Exchange Forms via email;

using new Web 2.0 possibilities, including educational video conferencing;

creating school web sites related to the Exchange Form;

word processing;

creating and using spreadsheets (graphics).

Meaningful use of ICT


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Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise

Last developed topics, new approach:

  • students/teachers can use Flashmeeting (OU) for discussion;

  • students upload their results to a ‘public’ website;

  • students in other countries can comment, rate or add their own contributions;

  • all entries and comments moderated.


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Exchanging ‘human’ science culture

Learn about your own culture;

understand and appreciate your own culture;

learn about another culture;

understand and appreciate (the) other culture(s).

Contribution to world peace


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