Archive for the ‘Out-of-class activities’ Category

Crisis in scientific vocations? Italy and the Scientific Degrees Project

Image: Shutterstock/Sentavio_jpeg (2) Italy and Europe as a whole need more scientific culture. For that matter, the Alghero High School participates and collaborates with the University in order to develop its potential and plan the future of its students. The project was launched with the goal of increasing the...

When a dream comes true- RESEt project: bringing a whole class of girls to the Arctic

The RESEt project (Research and Education Svalbard Experience www.resetsvalbard.it) is an Italian educational scientific project aimed at fostering interests in geoscience topics in a class of high school students. The project is targeting a class of 20 girls attending a high school (Liceo Filzi, Rovereto. Trento) with a primary...

Investigating primary maths beyond the classroom

Teaching Mathematics in the primary is less about teaching content and more about the learning process. This shift in the teaching approach demands that the teacher does not only present a written calculation (such as “5 + 8 = ?”),  but also present such a calculation in words by...

Experiencing scientific journalism as a stimulus for young students to choose science careers

Image: Costantina Cossu Ten of my students attending the 4th class of Liceo Scientifico Alghero, together with other students from Sardinia have taken part in the best research centres in Sardinia. It has been a real stage in the Porto Conte Research center laboratories in Alghero, CRS4 in Pula...

Scientix dissemination and outdoor activities in Gothenburg

Last May, I joined a preschool outdoors activity along some colleagues. We were a happy bunch of adults and kids aiming to find out what interesting things could we discover along the shores of an island in the archipelago of Gothenburg. The children were eager to discover new things;...

A student dissect pig's eyes.

Out-of-school learning: Curriculum-based nature study programmes in Estonia

Is it better to study natural sciences inside the classroom or outside of school – in the nature, the laboratory, a museum, a science center…? There is no right answer. It depends on the topic, the equipment available, the teacher and many other circumstances. Nevertheless, there are topics which...