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STEM and Sustainability

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Image: windmills-984137_960_720 Sustainability in STEM subjects can be a great way to link standard physics, science and mathematical concepts to topics applicable to the real world and of interest to students. Education is being called upon to prepare responsible citizens to meet the complex challenges we are currently facing as...

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“The Little Prince” book as an environmental education tool

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Image: pixabay “The little prince” is a contemporary fairy-tale, translated in 300 languages. It is the most translated book in the world. The author (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) wanted to show us modern ages problems. The author’s message can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on the reader. The...

Approaching Citizen Science

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Image: shutterstock_333593951- Over the last years, both institutions and the public have become increasingly familiar with the topic of Citizen Science. While multiple definitions exist, the term has been generally used to refer to “a series of activities that link the general public with scientific research”. Indeed, participants in citizen...

Examining Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy Perceptions About Being A Teacher and Their Attitudes Towards Computer Assisted Education

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Purpose In our day when science and technology are developing very rapidly, occupational groups have been affected by these rapid developments and have sought to exploit the benefits of these developments. The teaching profession, one of the earliest professions in human history, has not become insensitive to these rapid...

Where do I find hands-on Physics resources?

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Experimentation, whether it is structured or not, is a fundamental aspect of learning Physics, not only because of the role it plays in the scientific research itself that we must present to our students, but also because of its cognitive importance as it is linked to carrying out experiments...

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Scientix: implementing connectivism

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Image: shutterstock_267283724- Siemens and Downes Theory of Connectivism (Siemens, 2004) “provides new insight into what it means to facilitate learning in the 21st Century” (Marquis, 2012), as it incorporates the main change of our digital era: learning occurs outside of people and as peoples’ valuable skill has become the...

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Investigating Enzymes: experiencing learning through an IBSE-CLIL Project (2)

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Image: shutterstock_172355312-.jpg Having chosen Biochemistry and the related disciplines as the target subjects of the project,  to develop the task and activities of the module the team decided to make use of the Inquiry-based approach, in which students follow methods and practices similar to those employed by scientific researchers. IBSE...