Genes

Materials to teach the Big Idea: Genes

Breaking News: 3 Parents

BREAKING NEWS! The first baby with DNA from three parents has just been born in Mexico. The mother carries the genes for a deadly syndrome ...

Ebola #Top 3 activity

Will the next outbreak be a global pandemic? The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest in history, and killed more than 11,000 ...

GM decision

Following a EU rule change, the growing of GM crops across Europe will increase in many countries. It looks likely that GM foods such as ...

Making Decisions

Carriers of a inherited condition have to make many difficult decisions including what to do if they want children. In this activity students ...

Take the test?

Genetic tests can be used to determine whether a person is a carrier of a genetic condition – but is having a test always the best ...

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An inspiring conference, say science educators.

The second International conference on Engaging Science for teachers coordinated by Dr. Ale Okada, at the Open University on March 23rd of 2019, presented evidence that the project is sustainable. Some of the key topics discussed by Science teachers were practices and strategies developed to address the key issues raised by the ENGAGE community in the previous conference:

  • What are the benefits and challenges  to promote open schooling through Engaging Science?   
  • How can  science curriculum be more inclusive and unbiased about gender?
  • How can the Science Education curriculum be reshaped so that it’s more fit for purpose?
  • How can an approach focussed on examination success still lead to an enlightened science education?

 

Funded by the the engaging science network, this annual event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from ...

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