The biennial European Conference of Information Literacy (ECIL) aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.
The theme of the 2021 conference is Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era. The main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:
ECIL 2021 is being held as an online event.
The papers will be posted once edited for publication.
Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.
The not-for-profit organization, HundrED, has launched a multi-phase project calling for innovations and initiatives that are helping to transform assessment approaches for improved learning outcomes for each student.
HundrED are looking for innovations of all sizes and across all borders to ensure their assessments work for everyone.
Examples of solutions in which they are interested include but are not limited to:
Watch the Spotlight Video to Learn More!
The deadline to submit an innovation is November 12th 2021.
Call for papers announced.
The 2022 Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) will aim to provide keynote addresses, research paper presentations, panel discussions, seminar sessions and workshops under the board theme encompassing the many ways in which stories and storytelling are and have been powerful in our lives, especially in the lives of children and young people.
In addition to the programme, the Congress plans to host the usual exhibitions and celebrations, including the Hans Christian Andersen Awards, the IBBY Honour List, the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award, and the IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award.
Call for papers and posters
Abstract Submission Period: 15 July 2021 – 15 March 2022
The 2021 Award process is now open. The categories include:
It is time to start nominating inspirational and quality projects to SALTO Awards 2021! They aim to recognise work well done and inspire young people, decision-makers and applicants of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps to have a greater impact. Nominations should encourage youth participation and media literacy by being a source of inspirational and trustworthy information.
More information and application form at www.saltoawards.eu!
Culture, traditional knowledge, arts and language influence the development of thought. In Africa the science landscape has been dominated by European languages. SciDevNet has been investigating how ‘decolonising’ science and translating terms into African languages could help more people to understand, and become involved with, science.
Follow the podcast, where their reporter, Halima Athumani, speaks to African language experts, while science communicator Sibusiso Biyela tells how science fiction inspired his career.
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Three school groups have been supported so far this year and a new activity, Desert Yoga (poses that are inspired by desert animals) has been introduced. Almost 1,000 applications for the new teachers training programme were received; the capacity is presently 240 (across 120 schools in Namibia) so the selection process was difficult. Because teachers cannot yet meet in workshops due to Covid-19 restrictions the programme has been adapted by sending out a toolkit of some of the materials to different parts of the country.
The sustainability of NADEET’s base has also been improved through the preparation of compost. The NGO ‘Towards a better World’ provided on-site training focussed on obtaining the right balance of ‘browns’ and ‘greens’ with moisture and warmth.
The Tree Planting Project has expanded: finally the rains came and over a 1000 trees have now been planted. Careful monitoring of soil type, predators, wind and rainfall are being made to learn from progress of survival.
The tree planting highlighted the ethical burden of using fossil-fuel vehicles and through the generosity of the sponsor for the project it was possible for purchase a prototype electric vehicle made in Namibia and being charged by NaDEET solar system.
The 6th International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) webinar on climate change and child health will be held on Thursday/Friday this week (29th-30th July), Thursday for the global West and Friday for the global East.
The flyer and full details available for download.
The speakers will be Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of the BMJ and Dr Richard Jackson from the school of public health in California.
The webinar will be followed as usual by regional breakout rooms lasting an hour.
French and Spanish recordings will be available on the day.
View details and links to the other 5 webinars in the series.
SciPEP (the Science Public Engagement Partnership) has convened a virtual conference to explore the characteristics of the relationship between the public and basic research, drawing from the experience and expertise of colleagues in the science and science communication communities.
Aimed to enable basic scientists, communication scholars, and professional communicators to connect and discuss research needs and priorities to deepen understanding of effective public engagement around basic research. The conference programme is organized around the exploration of the why, what and how of the relationship between the public and basic science.
The following aspects will be explored throughout:
Registration includes access to all plenary and parallel sessions, poster sessions on each day, and all networking opportunities available.
This year the UK’s Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is going totally digital. With a packed programme of talks, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content, there is something for all ages. You can also explore all the cutting-edge research through the interactive Summer Science hub, with four exciting zones:
Zone 1: View from above: blast off to discover where galaxies come from.
Zone 2: Urban landscape: explore the urban zone to find out how microbes can turn rubbish into riches, test your eye control with the latest in robot simulations or discover how our air could be fresh again.
Zone 3: Under the skin: explore different types of cells, find why humans are smelly or how researchers are learning to grow new body parts from stem cells.
Zone 4: Forces of nature: bring the outdoors in and explore the nature zone; take a forward look to see how nature can help us to tackle the climate emergency and help us build a more sustainable future.
Policy makers, main IGO actors, librarians, publishers and research practitioners are invited to engage in a public dialogue focusing on what Open Science has learned from COVID-19 and how this can be applied into actions addressing the global climate crisis, at the interface of science, technology, policy and research.
The 3-day virtual conference, 21-23 July, is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Sustainable Development Goals.