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Read 'From Ideas to Action: Transforming Learning to Inspire Action on Critical Global Issues'

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) recently announced that one of its Curriculum Developers, Heidi Gibson, has authored a book called, 'From Ideas to Action: Transforming Learning to Inspire Action on Critical Global Issues', which is now published online through the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (SISP). The volume is open access and available to read and download, at no cost, from SISP's portal on the Figshare platform and is available in print as well through SISP.

As highlighted by Carol O’Donnell, SSEC Director and Member of the IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) Global Council, in the book's foreword,

Young people face a world with problems that require broad collaboration and innovation to ensure a positive future for everyone. Giving young  people  the  tools  to  help  build  this  future  is  essential. This  book  will  help  educators  give  young  people  the  experiences  that  will  enable  the development of these tools.

The work detailed in this book is foundational to the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals community research guides. Gibson articulates a framework that young people can follow to build  their  sustainability  mindsets,  the  skills  they  need  to  successfully  engage in the work of transforming their communities.


You can find the book in the publications section of the IAP website as well.



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