Friday, November 14, 2014

The World Library of Science : teachers & students





"We need concerted action today to halt the decline of enrolment of young people in science, starting at an early age. It is not enough to put science in the school curriculum - we must build a supportive environment, by crafting educational policies that give equal access to girls and boys and by investing in laboratories and resources where they can take the lead."

Irina Bokova, message

The World Sicence Day for Peace and Developement was celebrated four days ago, November 10.

World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated each year on 10 November, offers an opportunity to demonstrate how science is relevant to our daily lives and to engage the scientific community, policy makers and the public. 

This year’s theme, "Quality Science Education: securing a sustainable future for all."

Quality basic sciences education is an indispensable lever for innovation, conducive to any sustainable development. 

The International Week of Science and Peace was celebrated 6-12 November. The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace

"Based on observances of Science and Peace Week to date, it may be expected that participation each year will increase, contributing to greater international understanding and opportunities for co-operation in the applications of science for the promotion of peace throughout the year."




UNESCO launched the 7 November, the World Library of Science onlineThe World Library of Science is a free online resource for a global community. 

Developed as a partnership between UNESCO and Macmillan Science and Education, this online Library offers quality Nature Education content in short eBooks and articles, serving a mission to equalize access to high quality resources for science education for all communities across the globe. 

All offerings are digital, allowing easy access to online tools and networks. Watch the video below.





Aims:

The content of the World Library of Science is meant to inspire more learning and curiosity, and help train students and teachers alike, both in the content and cultural impacts of scientific discovery. 

The World Library of Science, in association with the Nature Publishing Group, is a transformative resource for secondary and university-level students, promising a database for current, high quality, research based information on all concepts of life and physical sciences.


Future plans involve expansion of life and physical science subjects, as well as translation of resources into multiple languages. That's good.

It contains hundreds of peer-reviewed articles that use text, pictures, illustrations, and videos to make scientific concepts easy-to-understand. 

The WLoS is also a community hub for learning. Users can join classes, start groups and connect with other learners.
Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS aims to inspire curiosity, facilitate collaboration and foster scientific discovery.




Specifically, the World Library of Science seeks to make science learning accessible to all students by:

  • Equalizing learning opportunities: The WLoS is open to all at no cost. It provides students, regardless of race, gender, geography or economic circumstances, access to high-quality educational material. UNESCO dedicates special attention to training teachers and students in developing countries in how to use the WLoS, accelerating science learning in disadvantaged regions.

  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning: The WLoS supports teachers and students worldwide by giving educators concrete ideas about how to present complex scientific concepts and students resources to fuel and complement their learning. The website provides rich multimedia content that is up-to-date and peer-reviewed.

  • Strengthening science education: The WLoS connects natural curiosity to science learning. Scientific understanding is foundational to sustainable development and prepares learners for employment in knowledge economies.

  • Promoting the use of open educational resources: The WLoS content is entirely open; it can be tailored, shared and re-purposed according to users’ needs.  The WLoS is founded on the idea that educational content and scientific knowledge should be free and accessible to all.

  • Connecting communities of students and teachers: The WLoS is more than just a traditional library: it is a dynamic resource that allows users to collaborate with others, personalize their learning experience, pose and answer questions, and collaborate with others while exploring scientific concepts. The WLoS fosters knowledge-sharing and peer-learning.


Education:

Awesome online resource. Teachers and students from around the world have here a free digital database on all concepts of life and physical sciences.

If you are a student or teacher focused on science or if you’re just interested in learning more, take a look at the new World Library of Science – a free online resource for a global community. 

The World Library of Science, in association with the Nature Publishing Group, is a transformative resource for secondary and university-level students, promising a database for current, high quality, research based information on all concepts of life and physical sciences.


Brought to you by UNESCO and Nature Education, the Library offers quality digital content in short eBooks and articles, aiming to help equalize access to science education resources for all communities across the world. 






There are so many resources ! Feel a bit lost, if you are a new teacher or a young student? Go on Glossary/Index. You will find all the information you need to start.


Don't forget ! 


Oh ! Ya, there are already some people around the world who have joined the network. 

"We must recognize the importance of raditional and indigenous knowledge, while also harnessing new information and communication technologies for innovation and creativity. All of this is essential to foster more equitable and inclusive growth and to improve employability and entrepreneurial opportunities, while strengthening social resilience and health."


Irina Bokova, message


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15.11.2014

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