Sep 5, 2013/10:42 AM

Journey of the Universe Conference

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The award-winning Journey of the Universe film and book project is a collaboration of evolutionary cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme and historians of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Their integrating narrative of the development of the universe, Earth, and humans draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with humanistic insights and emerging scientific worldview concerning the nature of the universe.

This fall, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey is hosting the Journey of the Universe Conference from October 4th to October 6th for teachers and administrators. The story represented in the Journey can be a compelling and cohering framework for high school courses and integrated curriculum in a variety of disciplines.

This conference will begin an ongoing dialogue and series of workshops centered around how to use Journey of the Universe as an organizing framework for high school teaching and learning. The Fall 2013 conference goals are to provide a deeper understanding of the Journey’s epic story of evolution and explore and imagine a sense of the possible regarding its use and meaning for high school education. The long-term aim is to seek out, cultivate, create and disseminate best practice approaches for using the Journey of the Universe story in high schools around the country in the form of individual courses, coordinated curricular sequences, and/or integrated multidisciplinary learning experiences.

Interested teachers and administrators, please apply!

For more information or to register, please visit www.journeyoftheuniverse.org

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