Andrew Pleasant, Director of Health Literacy and Research at Canyon Ranch Institute, United States has launched a survey to compile a snapshot of health literacy around the world. He is seeking help to accomplish this task.
Ten short and easy-to-answer questions intended for people/organizations actively working on health literacy issues in communities or clinics or hospitals or states have been developed. Responding shouldn't take more than a few minutes but Dr Pleasant believes the aggregate will produce an actionable and meaningful understanding.
Doing just two things that should not take up time:
1. Respond to the questions - anonymously - yourself.
2. Share this email and the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VXPZJPL with your network of health literacy professionals.
If you have any questions or concerns about this effort, please contact Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D.
Project 2061 has been a long-term research and development initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) focussing on improving science education so that all Americans can become literate in science, mathematics, and technology.
The module ‘Designs’ aims to guide K–12 curriculum reform by treating reform as a design problem focussing the critical issues involved to assemble sound instructional materials into a coherent K-12 whole. It offers a variety of options for restructuring time, instructional strategies, and content, and shows how to approach the curriculum design challenge in different ways to create very different curricula that serve a common set of learning goals.
Designs is intended to serve the diverse participants who are involved in this task and encourages a goals-based approach to curriculum improvement whilst aiming to encourage diverse curricula suited to the needs of individual schools, communities, and students.
Representation of women – and particularly non-white women -‐ in STEM is crucial to not only fighting gender inequity but also solving our climate crisis.
Dr. Irma Aracely Quispe Neira leads as an example for young women around the globe by representing the Latina community, women in STEM, and educators.
Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, Dr. Aracely Quispe Neira knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the sciences. Coming from a small, Peruvian town, she knew that pursuing a degree in Astronautical Engineering would be challenging. However, she was able to use her skills in karate to obtain a scholarship at local universities in Peru, where she earned her first degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.
Eventually her study led to higher degrees; using high resolution satellites, brought great awareness to issues such as global warming and the social implications deglaciation will have on Peruvians.
Irma is now active in promoting STEM education in Latin America, and specifically women in STEM. “Everything is possible if you break the paradigm of ‘I can’t’ and transform it into perseverance.”
Bringing together science teachers from all over Europe to present their most creative STEM ideas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at stands, in workshops and in performances.
This year’s festival will take place in Prague, from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th March where 450 primary and secondary school teachers from all over Europe will particiapte. The aim is to exchange best practice teaching ideas and practical strategies with colleagues.
On the Open Day, Saturday 26th March, enables teachers and others from the professional educational community to have the opportunity to attend the festival. Visitors will have access to all elements of the festival, being able to explore the fair and attend talks, presentations and workshops for free. If you want to register for the Open Day, you can do so here . Compliance with epidemiological measures is mandatory.
The March issue of the College & Research Libraries journal contains an interesting summary of a recent study offering insight into science faculty’s expectations of their students’ Information Literacy (IL) skills in American academic libraries. The insights aimed to be instructive for science librarians, especially those for whom the study of science is not in their own educational background. The combination of the facts gathered aimed to provide insights into how faculty and science librarians might provide more timely and relevant IL instruction to undergraduates.
Three areas in particular were highlighted:
The study concludes that effective information literacy instruction has a significant impact on student success. This paper offered direction for librarians teaching in the sciences to facilitate effective, evidence-based practice.
Witherspoon R, Taber P and Goudreau A, College & Research Libraries Vol 83, No 2, 2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.2.296
The Challenge and Change webinar will run online March 30 from 13:30 – 14:30 hrs GMT; Hosted by Donald H Taylor, Chair, Learning Technologies Conference
Technology, expectations and much more has altered over the past two years, but organisational focus is still on delivering training, rather than helping people learn and – with a few exceptions – L&D seems far from its goal of providing strategic input at the highest levels.
The key themes in L&D that emerged from the L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2022, will be explored. The session plans to cover:
Open to all;register
Start time: 13:30 GMT / UTC - 14:30 WAT - 15:30 CAT / CEST / SAST - 16:30 EAT
End time: 14:30 GMT / UTC - 15:30 WAT - 16:30 CAT / CEST / SAST - 17:30 EAT
Read more about the report from here
NIDA's Director Emeritus, Carol Priestley, has been involved with science information for over 40 years but is looking forward to retirement - this time hopefully for good! If you have, or know of anyone who has, any interest in carrying forward any aspect of the 'Connect with Science' programme, and in particular with Impact Assessment in e-Learning and/or with Citizens Empowerment, please send an email and brief bio to [email protected].
NIDA might suit someone energetic seeking to 'keep a hand in', considering returning to work after a career break, keen to expand their involvement in science education, or someone retired or semi-retired who is looking to realize their calling. An average weekly input is presently in the order of 2 - 3 hours although if/when new projects or a next piece of research takes off there will be additional opportunities.
The time frame is flexible but handing over the reins in two or three months would be ideal.
Projects, organisations, libraries, schools, universities and youth clubs around the world are invited to organise events and activities that raise student awareness and make STEM accessible, showcasing key skills that students and our societies will need in the near future.
The campaign will run from early-February to the 30th of April, with a peak of activities during the week of 23rd to 30th April. Get involved and contribute to one of the biggest STEM campaigns worldwide. Scientix has listed some ideas of how you can be engaged:
Celebrating International Day for Women & Girls in Science, Friday 11 February 2022, the International Science Council (ISC) in partnership with the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) will present a film festival celebrating stories about women in science.
This will be followed by a webinar panel Approaches to Storytelling in Science at 15:00, Rome.
Moderated by Tonya Blowers, Coordinator, OWSD
Joint webinar series run by AJOL, ASSAf, DOAJ, EIFL, LIBSENSE and UCT runs on Thursdays at 10:00 - 11.30 GMT from February 10th to March 24th in English and French languages:
Webinar 1: DOAJ introduction and overview - Tom Olijhoek and Judith Barnsby (DOAJ) will talk on why it is important to be indexed in DOAJ and how to get indexed, including open access compliance, the journal application process and submission form, DOAJ criteria for inclusion and common reasons for rejection. The first part of the webinar will be offered in English and we will switch to French language in the second part of the webinar.
You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ztjaqD3QkO8TR6uph2BgA
Webinar 2: Editorial Process and Business Models - register here
Webinar 3: Copyright and Licensing -register here
Webinar 4: Best Practices - register here
Webinar 5:Journal Indexing, and Other Publishing Platforms... - register here
Webinar 6: Predatory Publishing - register here
Webinar 7: New ways to assess the quality of science and scientists and the role of African open access journals - register here