FIRST MEETING OF EUNAWE CONSORTIUM<br />10.30 – 11.00Introductions, background and summary of EUNAWE<br />George Miley<br ...
            UNIVERSE AWARENESS (UNAWE)Astronomy-based program with social goals<br />Exposes DISADVANTAGED young children ...
UNAWE - MOTIVATION<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size of the Universe exc...
EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />
WHY SO YOUNG?<br />“The opportunity to help disadvantaged children have a more equal start in schooling is in the earliest...
INGREDIENTS OF UNAWE<br />International Network<br />Platform for teachers and  development professionals worldwide<br />E...
UNAWE – SOME ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER 5 YEARS<br />Bottom-up network of ~ 500 dedicated multidisciplinary experts in ~ 40 countr...
EUROPEAN UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE)			BUILDING ON THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY	MAKING YOUNG EUROPEAN CHILDREN 		AW...
<ul><li>Goals
Useinspirational aspects of astronomyandspacesciencesto
Inspire, excite and interest very young European and African children in science and technology
Stimulate European andglobalcitizenship
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    2. 2. FIRST MEETING OF EUNAWE CONSORTIUM<br />10.30 – 11.00Introductions, background and summary of EUNAWE<br />George Miley<br />11.00 – 12.00 Perspective of the Project Officer<br />Stefano D’Orilia<br />12.00 – 12.30 EUNAWE Project Management<br />Pedro Russo<br />12.30 – 13.30 Lunch<br />13.30 – 15.00 Presentations of partners <br />13.30 South Africa Kevin Govender<br />13.45 Germany Cecilia Scorza<br />14.00 Italy Francesco Palla, Alessandra Zanassi<br />14.15 Netherlands FrederiekWestra van Holthe<br />14.30 Spain Rosa Ros<br />14.45 UK Mark Bailey<br />15.00 – 16.15 Informal discussion<br />16.15 – 16.30 Conclusions<br />
    3. 3. UNIVERSE AWARENESS (UNAWE)Astronomy-based program with social goals<br />Exposes DISADVANTAGED young children (4 – 10) to INSPIRATIONAL aspects of astronomy<br />Use PERSPECTIVE, INSPIRATION and FUN of astronomy to<br />Introduce young children to excitement of science<br />Broaden children’s minds<br />Stimulate internationalism, tolerance <br />Stimulate European and world citizenship<br />Enhance their understanding of the world and demonstrate power of rational thought<br />
    4. 4. UNAWE - MOTIVATION<br /><ul><li>Ages 4 - 10 are crucial for child development</li></ul>Beauty and size of the Universe excite young children<br />Gives perspective – stimulates tolerance and sense of world citizenship<br />Gateway to science and rational thought<br />Most need for economically disadvantaged children<br />Combat fanaticism<br />"Fanatic ethnic, religious or national identifications are difficult to support when we see our planet as a fragile, blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars. “ CARL SAGAN<br />
    5. 5. EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />EARTH FROM SATURN (CASSINI)<br />
    6. 6. WHY SO YOUNG?<br />“The opportunity to help disadvantaged children have a more equal start in schooling is in the earliest years when the basis for their cognitive, social and emotional development is being formed.”<br />UNICEF, Programming experiences in Early Childhood Development (2006)<br />
    7. 7. INGREDIENTS OF UNAWE<br />International Network<br />Platform for teachers and development professionals worldwide<br />Exchange of ideas, experience and materials<br />Material<br />Games, cartoons, songs, hands-on material<br />Entertaining and developed by professionals <br />Translated into various languages and cultures<br />Training<br />Coordinators in each participating country<br />Tailored to each country and community<br />
    8. 8. UNAWE – SOME ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER 5 YEARS<br />Bottom-up network of ~ 500 dedicated multidisciplinary experts in ~ 40 countries<br />Collection of material for very young children on web<br />Global cornerstone of IYA 2009 <br />UN-ratified International Year of Astronomy<br />Official programme of International Astronomical Union<br />National and international sources of funding<br />Seed funding from <br />Royal NL Academy of Arts & Sciences<br />NL Ministry of Education, Culture and Science<br />
    9. 9. EUROPEAN UNIVERSE AWARENESS (EUNAWE) BUILDING ON THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY MAKING YOUNG EUROPEAN CHILDREN AWARE OF THE UNIVERSE <br />Proposed action <br />following Amendment 898 to the 2009 EU Budget<br />
    10. 10. <ul><li>Goals
    11. 11. Useinspirational aspects of astronomyandspacesciencesto
    12. 12. Inspire, excite and interest very young European and African children in science and technology
    13. 13. Stimulate European andglobalcitizenship
    14. 14. Emphasis on those in disadvantaged situations
    15. 15. Ingredients
    16. 16. Implementation of UNAWE programme in 5 EU member states and South Africa</li></ul>Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, UK (N. Ireland)<br />National coordinators + materials + teacher training + exchanges<br />Additional rationale<br />Based on a unique European-initiated cornerstone of IYA <br />Satisfies Amendment 898 to the 2009 EU budget<br />Combination of educational, outreach and socially relevant goals. <br />Increase effectiveness of European expenditure on astronomical and space research for a tiny fraction of the cost<br />Mobilize best astronomers and scientific outreach professionals for European education<br />EUNAWE 2011 - 2014 <br />
    17. 17. EUNAWE TASKS TO BE DISCUSSED<br />1 Train and empower primary school teachers to include astronomy and space topics.<br />2 Develop and translate hands-on material over partner countries.<br />3 Provide network for exchange of expertise and material <br />Educators in EU member states, Associated Countries and International Cooperation Partner Countries<br />4 Help stimulate production of European engineers and scientists, particularly girls.<br />5 Contribute to integration of underprivileged communities in participating countries.<br />6 Strengthen collaboration between Europe and South Africa in scientific, technological, educational and social topics. <br />7 Lay groundwork for expansion during FP8 within EU and additional countries in Africa and Asia.<br />
    18. 18. EUNAWE WORK PACKAGES<br />2 Consortium Meetings (WP2)<br />Public Launch and Consortium meeting <br />EU Parliament + other location <br />Month 3. (During first half year of project?)<br />Second Consortium Meeting - Mid-term Review<br />~ Month 19<br />2 International Conferences (WP3)<br />Where?<br />Month 12<br />Month 30<br />International Web site (WP4)<br />National web sites (WP6)<br />Teacher training workshops (WP5)<br />Aim for Month 10<br />Aim for Month 22<br />Educational resources in each country (WP7) and internationally (WP8)<br />Evaluation (WP9)<br />

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