Graduate student Carrie Armbrecht in Beijing for the 2010 COSEE China planning workshop
A COSEE China Planning workshop, held in March 2010 in Beijing, China, brought together ocean scientists, students, COSEE representatives and government officials to exchange information focused on ocean science education in the United States and China and to explore the possibility of establishing a Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence in China.
The initial workshop fulfilled several goals. First, it enabled U.S. ocean scientists and educators to advance their work through collaboration with China and, by involving graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, helped ensure that young U.S. scientists gain professional experience beyond U.S. borders. Secondly, this workshop epitomized the integration between research and education. The COSEE network is driven by its goals of developing effective broad impacts of ocean science and integrating cutting-edge ocean research into educational programs and activities. Finally, this workshop marked a first step at sharing best practices between two significant countries in a field (science education) that has not traditionally shared all its learning through peer-reviewed literature.
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