Arkansas professor promotes science education with Bhutanese officials

William McComas is focused in scientific education.
William McComas is focused in scientific education. | File photo

University of Arkansas Science Education Professor William McComas met with officials in Bhutan this week to discuss science education and potential collaborative work.

This meeting took place between McComas and the Chief Science Curriculum Developer of the Royal Education Council in the country. During this meeting, the possibility of Bhutanese students studying at Arkansas' science education department arose.

The main focus of this meeting consisted of curriculum development of Bhutanese education in this area and research projects between the U.S. and Bhutan.

McComas is focused in scientific education and related areas that include the preparation of science educators, informal education, museums and philosophies on science and evolution education.

The Bhutan Royal Education was established in 2007  to establish educational reform and to implement measures to enhance education up through tertiary level courses and in technical specialties.  According to the council’s website, the implementation of these measures is a priority for the country and that it is planning a Institute for Technical Education. This institute would offer vocational, university and technical education.

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