The STEM Research Center is proud to be hosting Dr. Tali Tal, professor of science education at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology of the Technion and current NARST President, for a talk on citizen science as a bridge between formal and informal, school and out-of-school education.
Citizen science as a bridge between formal and informal, school and out-of-school science education
Thursday, January 9th
OSU Corvallis Campus
Furman Hall, Room 404
12:00 - 1:50 pm
This event is free and open to the public
Dr. Tali Tal is a professor of science education at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology
of the Technion
. Tali is the current NARST
President. Her research focuses on learning science in informal settings, inquiry-based learning, environmental education and learning with socioscientific issues. Tali is one of the PIs of TCSS – Taking Citizen Science to School Research Center
funded by the Israel Science-Foundation and the Ministry of Education, a PI on the NSF-funded project “Teaching Science Outdoors” that aims at helping teachers from underserved communities use outdoor resources to teach science, and a PI on a Templeton World Charity Foundation research on Evolution Instruction in a Diverse Democratic Society. She’s now on Sabbatical at the University of Washington, and beginning in March 2020, the new dean of the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology of the Technion.
Dr. Tali Tal will present a few influential reports on the status of science education in the US and Europe that point to traditional instruction, limited use of ICT and poorly prepared teachers. The reports pose some important questions on the relevance of science education and on its place in developing responsible citizenship. She will also discuss her and her colleagues work on citizen science as a possible answer to the aforementioned questions. She will present the Taking Citizen Science to School (TCSS) Center as a research practice partnership community that yields new forms of collaboration and bridges between formal and informal science education and enables the use of various models of citizen science.