The names of the ten researchers and young professionals selected to compete for the title of world’s best science communicator in the FameLab International 2021 Online Final have been announced.
Watch the FameLab International 2021 Online Final live on the FameLab YouTube channel on 25 November at 16.00 GMT.
The ten international finalists are:
Join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter #FameLabInternational2021 and/or watch the semi-finals from:
A 4-week programme. Starts: 15 November 2021
This MOOC is open, free and massive. Dedicated to all members of the Media and Information Literacy community: educators, students, journalists, librarians, youth workers, decision makers in the field.
The main objectives are to:
The MOOC includes 6 modules: critical thinking, MIL, disinformation, verification, refutation ... and building MIL projects. It will be moderated for the full month by people from different cultures, including a dimension towards Africa and the Francophonie.
Available in three languages: French, Spanish and English.
Produced by the YouVerify project, funded by European Union. Additional MOOCs can be found from eco-learning.eu
The Royal Society will be running an official COP26 side event in Glasgow with the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Inter-Academy Partnership and the Academy of Science of South Africa on Wednesday 10 November, 11:30 – 12:45 GMT.
Covering perspectives from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe on how climate change affects human health, and the health co-benefits and trade-offs of climate adaptation and mitigation policies.
The event (and all other COP26 side events) will be livestreamed publicly on the UNFCCC COP26 website
HundrED.org, the not-for-profit organisation that seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12education opens their three days Summit 2021 TODAY.
HundrED.org's goal is to help improve education and inspire a movement by encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world.
FameLab, the annual science communication competition that runs in many countries worldwide, quickly became established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.
Designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts, wherever they are in the world, the competition remains the same. Contestants have just three minutes to present a concept from their field of study to a panel of judges. Make it enlightening, make it entertaining and make it gripping.
The search for the winner of FameLab 2021 takes place in November. Starting on 11 and 12 November at 4pm GMT the semi-finalist contestants will beam in from 23 countries around the world.
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The COVID pandemic precipitated a sudden and radical switch from traditional classroom-based learning to learning entirely online, or in part online and in part face to face ‘Blended learning’ as defined by the JISC in the UK. As the pandemic eases, at least in some parts of the world, it is appropriate to review what has worked well and what less well to improve teaching and learning going forward.
This Health bibliography, prepared in part as an initial step towards a research project Impact Evaluation of eLearning in Science and Health Literacies, has revealed that much presently available concerns using elearning in professional education, be it at undergraduate, postgraduate or practitioners level. Very little is concerned with health education and literacy at school level. Moreover, there is little about educating the public in health literacies.
Some 225 different items describing recent initiatives are included. A general section of references is followed by a number of subdivisions:
Whilst useful tools to assist do already exist, the professional community needs urgently take a much more proactive and combative line in countering misinformation.
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Three days of expert panels, live workshops, and networking. Register now to learn more about the most impactful and scalable practices in education from around the world
Launch: November 03, 2021 17:00 - 17:50 EET with HundrED Global Collection 2022:
What are the 100 most impactful innovations in education.
The main Programme and discussions follow from November 04, 2021
A copy of the full programme of activities, details of speakers, and registration for free tickets are now available.
There is no shortage of articles on Climate Change and related topics, nor any lack of material on the strengths and pitfalls of e-learning. However, description and analysis of the comparative effectiveness of the various forms of e-learning in the communication of these ideas is more elusive.
This brief overview of the literature suggests that in higher education, the interdisciplinarity of Climate Change, embracing for instance engineering, biological and environmental sciences, politics, and psychology makes e-learning a tool which is potentially valuable, irrespective of the legacy of the COVID pandemic. There is, however, an urgent need to report and share experience on devising and delivering effective curricula.
Outside academia, Climate Change has created a storm of fake news requiring vigorous counter-attack. Solutions might involve adjusting the way information is delivered – quantity delivered per session, the tone and the graphic style (in cartoons? posters? animation?). In other words, adopting the same tools as the climate deniers. The science establishment needs to approach this in a serious way, perhaps working with young people to tailor an effective e-response; however, very little investigation and analysis of what works has been undertaken.
It is crucial to offer effective climate literacy skills, for which many practical generic sources are available.
The references which are provided in the Bibliography are, NIDA believes, a fairly full listing of what has been published over the last three years. It is followed by a more eclectic selection of some of the more recent exemplars of e-learning materials in this field.
We welcome your appraisal and invite you to let us know of resources you would additionally recommend. If you would be interested to participate in the proposed project Impact Evaluation for eLearning in Science and Health Literacy please contact us at [email protected]
Celebrate teachers around the globe by giving them the opportunity to bring winning resources to the classroom in their own languages.
On World Teachers’ Day, Scientix presents the first of the three top-voted resources from the STEM School Label Translation Service Competition, published in 37 languages.
“STEM Careers and Skills of Future” is a training programme developed in the framework of the spaceEU project that aims to get teachers acquainted with a variety of STEM- and space- related jobs with a focus on jobs of the future that current students – future professionals – will be able to enter in the years and decades to come.
Led by UNESCO and South Africa, in cooperation with European Commission, IBM Z and other partners, will seek to answer the question What can youth do to harness Media and Information Literacy to build the post-pandemic world for the public good?
In partnership with the EU-funded project Social Media 4 Peace, this year’s Hack seeks to tackle the specific challenges in promoting peace building narratives, and to address hate speech through media and information literacy. The call for applications is now launched globally.
Deadline: 3 October 2021, at 00:00 Paris time
Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon is an occasion for youth and youth organizations around the world to engage in the creation of innovative media and information literacy learning in meaningful ways.
Following the two first successful editions, the third Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon will be held during Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021. UNESCO and partners will call on youth worldwide to participate in this virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions to a defined set of social challenges.