Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Space Education Working Group

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Space Education Working Group

What is the APRSAF
Space Education Working Group?

The APRSAF Space Education Working Group was launched in 2001.
At that time it was called the Space Education and Awareness Working Group.

Promoting space education for young people,
teachers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region

APRSAF is an international forum launched for the purpose of enhancing the use of space in the Asia-Pacific region. It has participants from space agencies, and from government and international institutions with needs of space. It is a forum for individual members to exchange information about their space activities and future plans on the use of space, and to discuss cooperative activities among them.

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) official website

The APRSAF Space Education Working Group (SEWG) was established in 2001 for the purpose of promoting and disseminating space education activities, including the development of educational materials and providing opportunities for space education.* SEWG seeks to engage young people, schoolteachers, and other educators in the Asia-Pacific region. It develops activities with the following objectives. JAXA Space Education Center serves as the Secretariat, and our Director co-chairs the group.

Promoting space education for young people, teachers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region

Objectives of the APRSAF Space Education Working Group

  • Effective use of space educational materials to enhance the education of young people.
  • Provision of educational opportunities for young people in the fields of space science technology and its application.
  • Enhancement of mutual understanding among countries in the region through exchange opportunities for young people with the theme of space education activity.

APRSAF Space Education Working Group Annual Session

Persons in charge of space education at space institutions, private corporations and organizations,
and education and research institutions gather for the session, from more than a dozen countries.

It is a place for space education specialists in the region to share information and discuss cooperative activities as well as challenges.

  • A discussion at an annual session
    A discussion at an annual session
  • A scene of educational material experience
    A scene of educational material experience

During the annual session, members actively discuss policies for SEWG’s cooperative events, including the APRSAF Water Rocket Event, Poster Contest, and Education Seminars. They share the event results, in addition to information about space educational materials, best practices, and problems in space education in member countries, etc.

Participants Any practitioners of space education, and individuals interested in space education
Schedule Same as the APRSAF annual session
Venue Same as the APRSAF annual session

APRSAF Space Education Working Group past annual sessions

APRSAF Space Education Working Group past annual sessions

Reports of past annual sessions are disclosed.

Archives of reports of annual sessions

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