Archive for the ‘Ambassadors’ Category

What does Europeana offer for STEM teachers?

In 2014, 100 years had passed since the outbreak of World War I and, throughout Europe, quite a number of events were planned then under the auspices of the European Commission. The “Europeana 1914-1918” project arrived in Sibiu, my town, and the Library of “Lucian Blaga” University hosted it...

European Geosciences Union 2019 – GIFT workshop

The European Geosciences Union’s (EGU) Committee on Education has been organizing the Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops since 2003. Selected top-level scientists working in the Earth sciences offer invited teachers talks centered on a different theme every year. This year, the workshop was organised between the 8-10 of...

Science debate in class

Education systems in most European countries face the same challenge: how to raise the level of scientific literacy, including reasoning in STEM subjects. In addition, students’ rhetorical skills – argumentation, oral presentation – are insufficient, which leads to inaccurate use of language and susceptibility to ‘fake news’. The EU...

Create your own Science Center with your students!

Science centers are wonderful places for informal learning.  Visitors can see flashy, colorful experiments and interact with captivating devices. It is a great way to awaken and keep the natural interest in Science of every student. So what can be better than visiting one? Building one for yourself of...

Window into Europe?

We are no longer alone, we are now one in Europe. Our classes collaborate with students from other countries, while teachers organize activities with colleagues from diverse nations using educational platforms designed for sharing, such as eTwinning and Scientix. eTwinning is a project of the European Commission that aims...

Effective Mentoring as Part of the Training of Science Teachers

Carrying out practical experiments is judged an essential aspect of science teaching.? Indeed, some schools consider it best practice to perform a practical activity in every science lesson.?Generally, practical activities aim to teach students how to develop hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, make observations and report them, interpret...

Collecting plastic on an “apparently clean” beach in Cyprus

Have you ever thought there is plastic on a clean beach? Read on to find out how to build a sustainable world free from plastic! On a sunny Tuesday morning in Faro Beach in Paphos Cyprus, a group of people with white caps are searching for something in the...

STEM, new trends and pedagogy of the (near) future

Why STEM? In the United States the first changes seen in school occurred after President George W. Bush signed the?No Child Left Behind Act?in 2001, later updated under the Obama legislation in 2015. The focus is now on a new method of student training in order to guarantee greater...