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Scientix: implementing connectivism

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)

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...

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Investigating Enzymes: experiencing learning through an IBSE-CLIL Project.

Image: shutterstock_172355312-.jpg Authors: Checchetti Andrea (Scientix ambassador), Bruno Maria Clotilde and Martano Donato The article reports a network experience carried out by a team of English Language and Science teachers from different schools in Italy. The outcome of the project is a teaching unit on the properties of enzymes, which...

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The (unknown) Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Education

Image: shutterstock_387345829- Today we are living in the cusp of a new industrial revolution that differs from all the previous ones. It´s been coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (RI4) at the 2011 Hannover Fair. It comes in the sequence, obviously, of the other industrial revolutions: the first industrial revolution...

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STEAM family

Image: shutterstock_439647085 Welcome to “STEAM Family”, family workshops spreading the knowledge and interest of STEAM in society. Science and technology arise a travel through different everyday realities to build knowledge into family and complete a challenge at home enjoying. Real and virtual experimentation, and collaboration of institutions and companies complete...

STEM Studies: The Future of Engineering

Image: shutterstock_268664345-Copyright Omelchenko Every day, new patents are filed, prototypes are built and a technology brings us that much closer to science fiction. But, our real progress and innovations are much more compelling and significant than+ those found in fantasy. As we continue to develop new ideas and solutions, we’re...

A multidisciplinary approach on time using Alice 3D

A. D’Ambrosio* IIS Cattaneo Mattei, Monselice (PD), pdis003009@istruzione.it Abstract: An inquiry-based learning project was developed using Alice 2, a free 3D programming environment. The aim of the project was to createa gamified telling of astoryabout time in science. Students inventeda 7-level game based on time: changes over time/evolution in...

Welcome to the Scientix Blog!

Welcome to the Scientix Blog! This is the place where you will be able to find coverage from recent Scientix events as well as opinions and commentaries on current issues in STEM education, including STEM projects, publication reviews and anything to keep up-to-date with the state-of-play in STEM education research and...