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Registration for 'Navigation Through the Ages' online course is now open

Learn all about the rich history of navigation, from ancient Greece to Europe’s Gallileo Programme, in the course ‘Navigation through the Ages’. This course is the second MOOC of Space Awareness and is aimed at teachers; registration is now open.

In this course, participants will learn through practical examples, classroom lesson implementations, teacher interviews and expert guidance how to address their subject through the fascinating history of navigation. They will also receive tips on how to encourage their students to pursue careers in the space sector and also how to manage diversity in the classroom.

Second MOOC

The course builds upon the concepts presented in the first Space Awareness MOOC, ‘Teaching with Space and Astronomy in your classroom’. Anyone wishing to join is encouraged to briefly go through the topics of Inquiry Based Science Education, ICT tools for space and astronomy, managing diversity and gender balance, and how to introduce space careers to students, before the start of the course.

Space Awareness

Leiden University is coordinating the Space Awareness project and is involved in the development of the Space Awareness MOOC series. Space Awareness is an international educational project which aims to use the excitement of space exploration in order to raise students’ interest in science and technology as well as space-related careers and stimulate their sense of global citizenship. To achieve that, the project is offering a wide range of tools and activities to inspire children, teenagers, and teachers to be involved in space-related activities.