ECOSF in collaboration with IAP SEP and HEC organized the Workshop on “Fusion of OBOR Civilizations School Curriculum Design” in Islamabad on 9 -10 April 2018
The ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) in collaboration with InterAcademy Partnership Science Education Programme (IAP SEP) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) organized the Workshop on “Fusion of OBOR Civilizations School Curriculum Design” in Islamabad on 9 -10 April 2018.
The idea of development of such a curriculum for school kids is to inculcate peace and harmony through evidence based science education for children in the light of the current conflict and increase in violence in societies, and terrorism resulting in atrocities and displaced persons.
The first session and Proof of Concept of Forum on “Fusion of Civilizations” was held in Khartoum Sudan on 6-7 Feb 2017. Subsequently, an International Forum on Science Education was held in Beijing, China on 3-4 July 2017 that was jointly organized by the China Association for Children’s Science Instructors (CACSI), Children and Youth Science Center of CAST (CYSCC) under the auspices of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST), Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology (CSHST), Inter Academy Partnership – Science Education Programme (IAP-SEP) and the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF). The forum in Beijing focused on the theme of “The history of science education along the Belt and Road”. Subsequently, the working party met in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 11-15 Dec 2017 and developed a framework focusing on two themes of Water and Land. During this Workshop in Islamabad, the working party presented and proposed a curriculum based on the framework while highlighting the different aspects of scientific discoveries along the OBOR countries as represented by the working party.