CREATE Director Joe Krajcik will participate in a convening of international experts in Cologne, Germany, as part of a conference focusing on the Grand Challenges from May 16-20, 2022. Grand Challenges refer to the global issues of water shortages, pandemics, climate change, and others. Research has shown that students around the world are interested in learning about these challenges in school, yet science curricula rarely incorporate these issues. The Grand Challenges conference proposes to address how a shift to radically altering science education on an international scale might happen. The final result will be a white paper made widely and freely available.
This work is being funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Foundation.