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An International Education Program at Urban/Rural High Schools: An Integrated View where Science, Technology, Art and Communication Converge PROCEEDINGS

, , Caring for our Watersheds (CNC) Canada-Argentina, Argentina ; , Centro Blas Pascal EdTech R&D, Argentina

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Caring for our Watersheds (CNC) is an environmental education contest started by Agrium in Canada in 2007. Since 2012, it has been implemented in Argentina. The competition covers 36 high schools where the Areco River Basin is located. Every year groups of students work together with their teachers to participate and be evaluated. From the very beginning, CNC staff realized that this contest could be considered a great opportunity to train teachers and students on science and technology by using a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) approach and at the same time improve their ICT knowledge to manage multimedia concepts and tools in order to face the challenge of increasing ecological awareness in the Areco River Basin community. In short, the project in Argentina is framed by the STEM paradigm with a strong emphasis on putting the students’ project into practically achievable action from a combined educational, scientific, technological and social perspective.

Citation

Amaya, M., Paterson, A. & Andrada, A. (2015). An International Education Program at Urban/Rural High Schools: An Integrated View where Science, Technology, Art and Communication Converge. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 54-59). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 22, 2018 from .

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