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A collaborative approach to real-world science in the classroom

Bridging the divide between biomedical scientists and high school educators, to bring up-to-date science behind health and disease into the high school classroom.

The goal of the Great Diseases project is to design curricula that engage high school students in the science behind their real-world experiences of health and disease. To achieve this, Tufts scientists in Teaching the Great Diseases and Boston Public School teachers collaborated by sharing their content knowledge and pedagogical skills to create a comprehensive high school curriculum based on the “great diseases” of global significance. The curriculum is now used throughout the United States and worldwide.




The Great Diseases is a major project and initiative at the Center for Translational Science Education at Tufts University School of Medicine.