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European Schoolnet Academy

Navigation through the Ages

European Schoolnet Academy via Independent

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Since early times, the observation of the sky has been a key cultural element and has played an important role in the way we live. In The Navigation through the Ages MOOC, we will explore the rich history of navigation, and journey together from ancient Greece, the fifteenth century European explorers and their missions of global discovery, to the importance of Europe's Galileo programme for the current needs of citizens (mobile devices, increased mobility, safety, security etc.). This course aims to prepare you on how to successfully teach your subject by using the Navigation theme, in the context of space and astronomy, as a vehicle and as an inspiration for your students.


Module 1: Introduction to Navigation through the Ages
Module 2: The history of navigation
Module 3: Navigation tools and terms
Module 4: The European Global Navigation Satellite System

Taught by

Benjamin Hertz, Aikaterini Topalidou and Naír Carrera


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