Prof Grzegorz Musiał
Faculty of Physics AMU – Poznan
Science on Stage Poland
Science on Stage Poland offers Polish STEM teachers and students a platform to exchange, to learn from each other and to meet new friends. The initiative was established in 2000 and is based at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
Every two years, Science on Stage Poland organises a national event. About 350 teachers and students are invited to the faculty of Physics of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The festival activities are divided into three groups: demonstration of phenomena, theatre performances and multimedia presentations. In contrast to Science on Stage in other countries, an important fact for Science on Stage Poland is that teachers and students are equal actors.
From 25-28 April, Science on Stage Poland organised the Science on Stage festival 2013 for 346 STEM teachers from 25 countries together with Science on Stage Germany. The festival was held in the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice and the nearby German border city Frankfurt (Oder).
The main financial contribution to the project brings the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the scope of activities disseminating science.
The national Science on Stage festival in Poland took place from 16-17 September 2016 at the Faculty of Physics of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Collegium Physicum, ul. Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań).
Science teachers of the whole country submitted drafts of their presentations at the festival traditionally in three categories: demonstrations, performances and multimedia presentations.
Among the projects awarded and commended the Polish Steering Committee selected the members of the Polish delegation for the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary.
Watch here the film of the Polish Science on Stage festival 2016.
On September 19th Science on Stage Poland invited interested teachers to take part at the seminar 'Innovative methods for teaching science' at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Polish delegates of the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London presented their projects and shared enthralling teaching ideas from other countries. Among others, a workshop based on the brochure 'iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching' was held.
Place: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Physics, Prof. A. Piekara Auditorium
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10am - 4pm
In Spring 2015 Miroslav Los gave a teacher training based on the brochure 'iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching' in Warsaw at the WCIES (Center for Educational and Social Innovation and Training for Teachers).
Within the Polish national event Polish teachers had the chance to learn about European teaching projects: 'Smartphone applications in science education (Zastosowanie smartfonów w nauczaniu przedmiotów przyrodniczych)' and 'What happens next?' have been presented by teachers from Poland, UK and Slovakia.
Together with 20 teachers from 15 different countries, Miroslaw Los and Maria Dobkowska from Poland developed teaching materials for information and communication technologies (ICT) to be used in physics, biology and chemistry classes. The collected teaching units have been published also in Polish language within the iStage - ICT in Natural Science Teaching project by Science on Stage Germany.
Los and Dobkowska regularily organise teacher trainings based on the Polish version of the brochure. The trainings are designed for Polish science and physics teachers.
Science on Stage Poland, under the patronage of Physics Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (UAM), took part in the 18th Science Picnic in Warsaw on 31 May 2014.
Read the report in our Blog.