One of IAP's principle strategic goals is to "Build a scientifically literate global society."
The Science Education Programme (SEP), established in 2003, is the main mechanism used by IAP to help achieve this goal. IAP SEP activities are guided by a Global Council made up of experts nominated by IAP member academies and currently chaired by Dato Lee Yee Cheong (Malaysia). Since the start of the programme, major efforts have been focused on promoting inquiry-based science education (IBSE), especially in primary schools. In 2013, the IAP Executive Council also charged the SEP Global Council with developing activities in the area of science literacy.
Below is a list of relevant meetings, projects, press releases, programs, articles, statements, reports, forums etc. related to science education and science literacy. This listing does not contain all IAP website content; items are selected for inclusion based on – how recently they have been posted and - their popularity among site visitors.
PostedMarch 28, 2008
PostedOctober 10, 2008
PostedMarch 5, 2010
A new initiative coordinated by the Global Young Academy (GYA) to search for young volunteers to deliver a short scientific courses to remote places of Pakistan by video conferencing ... see file for more info.
PostedNovember 30, 2010
The National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic's review of the national education system (2007)
PostedDecember 8, 2010
UpdatedDecember 16, 2014
The Australian Academy publishes a newsletter outlining its programmes and activities four times a year. For the latest issue, click here or visit their website.
Audio visual material and a full report has been produced by the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka, for school children, entitled "Science behind everyday life"
PostedJanuary 31, 2011
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) held in 2010 a Workshop in Pretoria on "Inquiry-Based Education for Girls, in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science, to provide a platform for the sharing of information on an innovative approach to teaching and learning. Follow the link to download the Report and Booklet ...
The conference was convened to discuss the many issue involved in beginning or extending the use of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) in secondary school.