Education as a tool to bridge the gap between Academia and the general public - Ocean Literacy as case study

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Tuesday May 3, 2022 - 7pm-8pm

  • On campus: Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, building S2, 9000 Gent, 3rd floor, faculty board room.
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Dr. Tim DeprezDept. of Biology - RG Marine Biology

'Ocean Literacy' is a term that has been used since the 1990s to define general knowledge and awareness of our oceans. In the framework of the 'UN Ocean Decade' raising ocean literacy is one of the main goals. In academic education we can implement innovative educational tools and methods so that students learn to act as mediators between academic research and the broad public.

During this lecture using concrete examples we will demonstrate a wide variety of potential possibilities to do just that. What's more, these tools and methods can also be applied in other research domains.

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This lecture forms part of a larger series organized within the scope of Public Outreach. In this manner we give you a taste of research conducted at the Faculty of Sciences. View the full program for 2021-2022.

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