Many of you know how important your science education experiences have been for you and the impact that a single teacher or a field trip has on your career choices. For some it meant the difference between going in to the natural sciences or choosing social sciences and humanities. Next month, as you are probably aware, is the IPY Oslo Science Conference in Norway. APECS will be hosting a Career Development Workshop in parallel to an international PolarTEACHERS conference just prior to this conference. We plan to make sure our two groups interact and share experiences and excitement of the Polar Regions.
Our workshops will be held at the University of Oslo, thanks to the assistance of the Norwegian Centre for Science Education. This month I wanted to share with you a little bit more about this great resource here in Norway to help inspire the next generation of researchers. If you have questions about this programme, please contact Lise Faafeng or Karl Torstein Hetland.
The Norwegian Centre for Science Education is a national resource centre for science education (kindergarten, primary and secondary school, adult education and teacher training). Its main objective is to enable pupils and teachers to consolidate competence and motivate interest in natural science. This is achieved by developing and improving content and methods through research, experiment and development projects. Furthermore, the centre contributes to actions aimed at increasing the recruitment to scientific and technical studies and works to contact with societies of science education on a national, Nordic and international level.