Travel scholarships for Teacher Exchange
Have you seen a project at the festival you especially like? Do you want to continue the exchange with an international colleague you met at the festival?
School teachers who met each other as delegates at the festival can apply for a travel scholarship to deepen the exchange or develop a new STEM project together. Science on Stage Europe provides a subsidy of up to 300 € of travel costs each for the traveling teachers.
Aim of this exchange is to develop a new STEM project together which should be handed in as 'Joint Project' for the upcoming Science on Stage festival (see below).
This is the procedure:
- Hand in your application: at least eight weeks before the exchange
- Acceptance by the Executive Board of Science on Stage Europe
- Teacher exchange (in the school of one of the teachers)
- Short report, photos, results and tickets (original) sent to Science on Stage Europe office
- Science on Stage Europe refunds travel costs (max. 300€)
Besides national delegations there will be several additional places at the Science on Stage festivals for teachers offering internationally developed projects, so called 'Joint Projects'.
The festival committee decides about the participation of joint projects.
These projects should be from teachers who met at a European Science on Stage festival and decided to develop a project together.
For the evaluation the development or the progress of the project in the course of time must be obvious.
On the pages for the Science on Stage festival 2017 you will find all information about how to apply with a Joint Project.
Date: 10-14 September 2016
Teachers: Petya Petkova and Nedyalka Hristozova from the 6th Primary School St. Nikola Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and Frank Walter and Ute Eckhof from the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium in Goslar, Germany.
Meeting location: Goslar, Germany
Topic: They work on the projects:
1. “The Mystery of the Bronze Age” – Teaching mathematics and chemistry in collaboration with a local history museum for primary schools.
2. "Child labour in mining" - Teaching chemistry, history and social studies in collaboration with a local mining museum for primary and secondary schools.
Date: 17-20 April 2016
Teachers: Silvio Rademaker, Dutch teacher at the Amadeus Lyceum Vleuten, and Nuria Muñoz Molina, La Inmaculada School in Algeciras, Spain.
Meeting location: Algeciras, Spain
Topic: "Phantom Physics". They let pupils search for strange “Phantom-like” occurrences, challenge them to give a scientific explanation of it AND to reconstruct and recreate the occurrence to prove its Physics and not Phantoms.
See also their blog at: phantomsorphysics.wordpress.com
Date: 18-20 February 2016
Teachers: Hans Mulder from the Netherlands, Winner of the European Science Teacher Award 2015, and David Teasdale in the UK.
Meeting location: UK
Topic: Develop a Joint Project about "Slime Molds".
Date: 17 March 2016
Teachers: Dirk Hilbers and Tom Toebes from the Netherlands, and Christian Karus and André Steffans, Germany, teachers at the Andreas-Vesalius-Gymnasium Wesel
Meeting location: Wesel, Germany
Topic: To develop a Joint Project connecting their projects from the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London: "Ecosim" and "Lakes of the Future".
Date: 2 to 6 February 2016
Teachers: Laszlo Papp from Romania andPanagiotis Lazos in Greece.
Meeting location: Athens, Greece,
Topic: They develop a project together about experimental physics and sciences.
Both teachers have attended the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.
Read more about their project in our blog.
Supported with a travel scholarship by Science on Stage Kirsi Rehunen from the Päiväkoti Satulaiva Preschool Puuhiset in Finland visited Márta Gajdosné Szabó from the Kempelen Farkas Gimnázium Budapest in Hungary in October 2015. After they met at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London they now plan to design a Finnish-Hungarian joint project. Whereas Kirsi Rehunen will create a worksheet for children at the age of 6 - 10 years, Márta Gajdosné Szabó will sketch a worksheet for students at secondary school. The common subject will be to interconnect topics like the childrens' environment (e.g. local mining), real labour conditions and places of economy (e.g. local factories) with superordinate issues such as recycling (nominal value of metals and the human invested efforts to have them). Learn more at our blog.