Archive for August, 2015

10 points for exploring Maths creatively!

Image: Shutterstock/Sergey_Nivens Teaching primary maths should not be bound to any textbook, physical classroom, nor to any single specific learning outcome as set in our curricula. Maths is a term that opens the gate to a richness of opportunities to investigate skills and concepts in a much wider context,...

Virtual laboratories in teaching and learning science

Image: Shutterstock/Macrovector Introduction We live in an era characterized by the rapid development of technology. Computer science has invaded the educational process and is providing us with many opportunities to exploit. An additional challenge faced by STEM educators has been the integration of Inquiry Based Science Learning (IBSL) in...

Using PBL and student-centered activities in Math classes

Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Let’s start from the beginning. How many times have we heard from our students the question:?“Why do we have to study this?”?As opposite to the (unfortunately, so common!) perception of Maths as being?an?abstract, mechanic, repetitive and boring subject, the kind of un-escapable?every-day ordeal, by means of?creative...

Crisis? What crisis?

The teaching of Science is in crisis- is stated several times by several people. The EU and the US are starting project after project to solve the problem, the programs (like the ones collected on the Scientix portal) mostly try to popularize the study of Science and scientific careers,...