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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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Is this child gifted?

Image: shutterstock_75642172 Dr Lianne Hoogeveen, developmental psychologist and director of the Radboud Center for the Study of Giftedness (CBO) of the Radboud University in the Netherlands, presented on the 3rd of July 2017 the latest research developments in gifted education, including that by ECHA (European Council for High Ability) to more...

Scientix Ambassadors and their students rocking national and international science competitions

If there is one great thing about working with Scientix Ambassadors, it is keeping up with their amazing activities and restless passion to prove to the future generation how cool STEM subjects are! Each Scientix Ambassador finds many creative and innovative ways to motivate students to learn more about...

Open contents in an Open society

Image: shutterstock_266968544 Copyright Gurza Introduction At present, with the increasing growing of the information and communication technologies in education due, among other things, to networks such as the Internet and the lower price and diversification of hardware devices, it is essential and necessary to develop educational contents in digital format....

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Professional development for STEM teachers

Image: shutterstock_270465959-Copyright Your Design Professional development for STEM teachers should be analogous to professional development for other professionals. Becoming an effective science teacher is a continuous process that stretches from preserved experiences in undergraduate years to the end of a professional career1. Professional development for a teacher of science is...

Get to know the Science Education department (and some of it’s projects)

If you are a regular in this blog, or already acquainted with our community, you will be well aware that the objectives of Scientix are those of promoting and supporting a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. Nonetheless, what you might not...

Scientix – The road to European education

Image: Shutterstock/Alexandr III_ Education is one of the most important areas of our life. School does not prepare pupils for today’s world, but for the world that will come tomorrow, and it is hard to imagine what it is going to be. Therefore, continuous development of teachers in educational process...