Lead Academy : The Australian Academy of Science
Chair : Prof. Jennifer Graves
Recent updates in 2015:
When the Earth Rumbles - English translation now available.
The publication of this book 'When the Earth Rumbles' in the English language based on the original French book ‘Quand la Terre gronde’ by La main à la pâte Foundation was undertaken by the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC).
The English version of “When the Earth Rumbles” is an effort by ISTIC to bring current issues that affect our lives closer to the classroom. As the world changes, there is more so the need to discuss with the young the consequences of some of the threats of today. Understanding the nature of natural disasters, how it happens, what consequences it brings to the environment should be a topic that would be of great interest to pupils particularly in areas that are prone to such calamities. Download the file in pdf format HERE.
Links to activities in 2013
• ISTIC hosted an International Conference on May 22-23, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Sustainable IBSE/STEM in developing countries, with the participation of the IAP Science Education Programme. ISTIC is the International Science and Technology Center for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO.
• Workshop : Primary Connections “Collaboration with Asia” , 25-27 March 2013 in Sydney, Australia
Following an initiative by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences and the UNESCO/ISTIC program, (Dato Lee Yee Cheong, Malaysia) an International Round Table was organised in Penang (Malaysia) on 2 October 2012, with the participation of the IAP Science Education Programme.