Conservation Science EducationOnline (CSEO) - A heritage science resource

Alison Murray, Kyna Biggs, Aaron Shugar, Rebecca Ploeger, Erich Uffelman, Maartje Stolts-Witlox, Patricia Gonzales, Gregory D. Smith, Maggi Loubster, Laura Fuster López, Giovanna Di Pietro, Anupam Sah, Austin Nevin, Arzu Sardahi, Shuya Wei, Edgar Casanova-González

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Conservation Science Education Online (CSEO) is a new online resource that shares strategies for teaching science in art conservation and related cultural heritage fields. An overview will be given of how undergraduate chemistry curricula in the United States have used examples from cultural heritage. The field of art conservation will then be described with an emphasis on the science curricula taught in art conservation programs around the world. Challenges include relating theoretical learning to real-world applications and teaching scientific terminology and concepts to students who may have limited science backgrounds; as well, here is a lack of textbooks and resources with appropriate case studies. The newly launched CSEO online resource offers freely available, effective teaching methods in the form of modules developed by international educators in the field. The inaugural CSEO Conference 2022 served as an introduction to the online resource for a global audience and was the first dedicated conference to bring together heritage science educators to discuss challenges and teaching strategies with the goal of building such a resource. The conference facilitated discussions among participants about teaching strategies, with the intention that these topics would become modules for the online resource, available to all science educators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages15
JournalChemistry Teacher International
Publication statusPublished - Sept 27 2023


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