Workshop on Fusion of Civilizations Curriculum Design for Schools along One Belt One Road (OBOR) Countries, 7-12 Dec. 2017
Inter Academy Partnership – Science Education Programme (IAP-SEP) and Academy of Sciences Malaysia are jointly organizing Workshop Workshop on Fusion of Civilizations Curriculum Design for Schools along One Belt One Road (OBOR) Countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 7-12, 2017. The Workshop aims at engaging curriculum design experts and historians of Science & Technology to contribute towards the development of Curriculum based on the concept of “Fusion of Civilizations”. The core objective of development of this curriculum is to foster peace right at the beginning of young children by employing Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach among the countries that share a common heritage of the ancient Silk Road. This can be achieved by reflecting on the history of science and technology of ancient civilizations from the Islamic Golden Age in the Middle East westwards to Europe and eastwards through Central Asia to India and China. Two forums were held to discuss the concept paper (in Khartoum, Sudan 6-7 Feb 2017) and in Beijing (3-5 July 2017) which was attended by scientists, science experts and historians. This curriculum not only help to relate the early scientific discoveries to modern science but also to acknowledge that progress in science is not due to the discoveries of any particular civilisation as well as instil respect amongst pupils. Above all, students will learn tolerance, understanding and respect for one another's culture and tradition.
[ Concept Note ]