15th Global Hands-On Universe Conference, July 8-13 2012 - Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Marocco



15th Global Hands-On Universe Conference


July 8-13 2012 - Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Marocco


Global Hands-on Universe (GHOU) is a global project which links together teachers, scientists and educators from high schools, universities, research centers, and science centers all over the world. It incorporates inquiry-based methods such as problem-oriented and cross-curricular education as well as substantial contacts to scientists allowing students to participate in genuine astronomy projects. HOU, founded in 1992, is one of the first “Research-Education-Cooperation” (REC) worldwide. GHOU students have discovered asteroids and supernovae from their classrooms.

This 15th conference of GHOU will focus on the following topics:

• Remote Telescope Networks for Education and Research
• Innovative Tools for Science Education
• Software and web tools
• GHOU around the world
• Galileo Teacher Training Program Workshop (GTTP
• Astronomy and Culture
• Global Astronomy Projects and Campaigns
• Science Centers role in modern trends for Science Education
• Collaborative Education in Schools