The IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) 2014 Biennial Conference in Beijing had as its main theme “Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE)/Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education”. This IAP SEP Conference addressed the issues of science literacy by having a session with the subtheme “Science Outreach and Society”. Sub-themes of the Conference were: IBSE and technology Education, Student Outcomes Assessment, IBSE and National Development, Science Outreach and Society.
The Conference was supported by IAP.
For more information, please visit the Conference Website.
At the close of the IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) Biennial Conference, held in Beijing, China from 28-30 October 2014, members of IAP's SEP Global Council prepared the 'Beijing Declaration'. The Declaration calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world - with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE).
The Beijing Declaration was subsequently endorsed by the Executive Committee of IAP, who met at the Académie des sciences, Paris, France, on 6-7 November 2014. IAP will now ensure that the message of the Declaration is brought to the attention of its member academies and hopefully, through them, to national ministries of education and national delegations to UNESCO.
The full text of the Beijing Declaration is available HERE.