United for better STEM education
Berlin/Prague, 07.02.2022: From Prague to all of Europe! From 24th-27th March, 350 STEM teachers from all over Europe will work together to shape the science education of the future – at the European Science on Stage festival.
Teachers matter! They are the ones who can enthuse students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and thereby prepare them for the future! At the 12th European Science on Stage festival 2022, hosted by Science on Stage Czechia in cooperation with Science on Stage Europe, the participating teachers will be given the right tools to do so.
The three-day educational festival will take place from 24th-27th March in Prague. 350 teachers, from over 30 countries, will come together to present and exchange their innovative teaching concepts in a fair, in workshops, and in short lectures. From a symphony of atoms to the production of foils from starch and the usage of microcontrollers in physics lessons, there will once again be a variety of practical teaching ideas from teachers for teachers.
Particularly outstanding projects will receive the festival’s European STEM Teacher Award and will later be disseminated internationally as training courses or teaching materials. In this way, teachers reach thousands of students throughout Europe with their ideas encouraging them to consider a career in science, IT, or engineering.
This year's festival is under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, Member of the European Commission, and is endorsed by the Czech Ministry of Education.
About Science on Stage Europe
Science on Stage Europe brings together science teachers from across Europe. They passionately exchange best practice and teaching ideas and concepts with colleagues from over 30 countries. Science on Stage Europe believes that the best way to improve science teaching and to encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering is to motivate and inform their teachers. This non-profit organisation was founded in 2000 and reaches 100,000 teachers Europe-wide.
Teachers from over 30 countries come together every two years to exchange best-practice ideas at the Science on Stage festival, an educational fair that has in the past been hosted in Cascais, Debrecen, London, and Copenhagen.
The main supporter of the network Science on Stage is the Federation of German Employers’ Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries (GESAMTMETALL) with its initiative think ING. Further support is received from Vernier.
Most important Press information:
- Date: 24th-27th March 2022
- Opening Ceremony: Thursday, 24th March, 17:00
- Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Freyova 33, 190 00 Prague 9 -Vysočany, Czechia
Notes for the Media:
- The official homepage of the festival: www.sons2022.eu
- The festival on Twitter: #sons2022
- Festival project videos at: www.youtube.com/user/ScienceonStageEurope