28 No. 4
Across the World* Exploring Science Locally and
Sharing Insights Globally
people everywhere are growing up in an increasingly global
society. Issues such as diet and health, energy and climate
change affect everyone everywhere. It is increasingly important
that young people have an appreciation of the science behind
these issues, from their own local perspective as well as
a global one if they are to participate fully in this global
society. The Science Across the World (SAW) program can help
young people cultivate a global perspective on contemporary
science issues by increasing their knowledge and allowing
them to communicate with other young people across the world.
article explores aspects of the SAW program that both teachers
and students find motivating and rewarding in developing a
global dimension to their understanding of sciences issues.
full text (pdf-319KB)
is an international education program developed and managed
by the Association for Science Education (ASE) in the UK,
in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline. A longer version of this
article first appeared in School Science Review, Sep.
2004, 86(314), pp. 33-41. SSR is the flagship journal of ASE.
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