A World of Science by theme: Pedagogy

  • Memory of the Earth (2013, EN), on the role geoparks play in educating the public about our planet's 4.6 billion-year history
  • Like it, want it? Print it! (2013, EN), on a workshop run by the new 3D Printing Shop of UNESCO’s Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • These are More than Flights of Fancy (2013, EN), interview on the Fly Your Ideas competition run by Airbus, which invites students of engineering and budding designers to invent the aviation of tomorrow
  • Rebirth of a Hunter (2013, EN), on how a hunter in Vietnam’s Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve hung up his rifle to become a forest ranger after realizing that his prey , the langur (a primate), was on the brink of extinction. In 2011, UNESCO’s Ha Noi office introduced education for sustainable development into the biosphere reserve
  • Getting out of debt (2013, EN), on how countries around the Mediterranean Basin have become ecological debtors since 1961. UNESCO’s Venice office plans to encourage Southeast European countries to introduce the ecological footprint concept into school curricula
  • 'If More Women owned Mobile Phones, There would be More Development’ (2013, EN), on how mobile phones and Internet are remodelling development approaches in Uganda
  • Bridging the Digital Divide (2012, EN, ES), on a CERN-UNESCO Digital Library School which is training librarians and IT specialists, in order to foster the development of digital libraries in Africa
  • Sandwatchers find a Market for a Weed (2012, EN, ES, FR), on a Kenyan youth group’s ingenious scheme to turn water hyacinth, an invasive weed, into a series of ecoproducts
  • Taking the Pulse of Geosciences in Africa (2012, EN, ES, FR), presents the findings of a survey of publication trends that served as the basis for designing UNESCO’s new initiative in favour of geoscience education in Africa
  • Small is Beautiful (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on how UNESCO’s global microscience project is spreading experimentation in African schools
  • Biodiversity in a Kit (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a new pedagogical kit produced by UNESCO
  • All you ever wanted to know about biodiversity… (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), an exhibition for all those who were afraid to ask
  • The Adventures of Patrimonito (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), an adventure of the hero invented by the World Heritage Centre to alert children to issues affecting natural and cultural World Heritage; this time, our hero comes to the aid of birds living on an island invaded by pigs
  • Mission to Mars (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU) on an imaginary journey to Mars in the year 2030, a pedagogical article targeting the young
  • Captivate them Young (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on how teaching astronomy at school fires a child’s imagination
  • What Future for Geoeducation in Africa? (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on why Africa needs to invest in geosciences for its own development
  • The Sandwatchers (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on UNESCO’s environmental education project for schools
  • Watchdogs of the Public Interest (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the key role science journalists play in defending the public interest by informing the public
  • Mini-laboratories for the Middle-East (2007, EN, ES, RU), on how UNESCO’s global microscience project is spreading experimentation in schools in the Middle East
  • The Very Real Success of the Avicenna Virtual Campus (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a UNESCO programme which is networking universities around an e-learning platform to promote the sharing of teaching resources around the Mediterranean Basin and broaden access to higher education in a region with growing student rolls
  • Students Choose Life in Kenya (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on how universities are attempting to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS on campus, especially among women aged 15-24, where the infection rate (15.5%) is more than double the national average and that for young men of the same age
  • Making Schools Safer in a Disaster (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on a UNESCO campaign to introduce risk reduction into school curricula and foster the application of building norms for schools
  • Science is Child’s Play (2005, EN, FR), on using games and play to teach children science
  • Physics without Tears (2005, EN, FR), proposing an interactive, hands-on approach to teaching a subject that pupils often find difficult
  • Who needs Maths at a Time like this? (2004, EN, FR), on a touring maths exhibition that demonstrates just how much mathematics permeates our daily lives
  • Practical Laboratory Work: to Be or not to Be? (2003, EN, FR), on the introduction of UNESCO’s microscience experiments project into Cameroon and the wider subregion

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