Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

Code Camp for girls

Image: Tiina Kähära The year after Kodukup my four pupils, age 13, participated in Code Camp for girls that took place in Helsinki in October 2015. The camp was organized by Frantic, a digital agency providing high technology services. Week long day camp was all about learning the basics...

Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills

This article relates to the project “Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills.” The project was implemented from October 1st to December 20th, 2014 by the Association “Parents in Education”. Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Centre in...

First LEGO League – a competition to inspire interest in STEM

Image: pixabay.com There are several approaches to the popularization of STEM subjects and STEM careers. Inquiry based science education, citizen science and a stronger cooperation between research institutes, the industry and schools is among the many suggested and tried. One of the most successful of these is the introduction...

Astronomy and space science in the STEM classroom

Image: Shutterstock/Alphaspirit Astronomy is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving branches of science. Historically, not only scientists and students, but the general public has been very much interested in the achievements and advances of this science. Students are fascinated to understand different astronomy topics, such as the...

Sharing ideas across borders

Image: Shutterstock/Rawpixel In the UK we have four different education systems thanks to the UK being made up of four different nations.  In Scotland we have always had an education system different to that of the rest of the UK.  For example, our school leaving examinations, “Highers”, were first...