Science on Stage festival 2017
Science on Stage festival celebrates its 10th jubilee 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary
Under the motto 'Inventing the Future of Science Education' the next Science on Stage festival, the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers, will take place from 29 June – 2 July 2017 in the Kölcsey Convention Centre in Debrecen, Hungary. At the festival around 350 primary teachers and STEM teachers will come together to exchange innovative teaching concepts. They present their most innovative ideas from teachers for teachers in a fair, in workshops, and performances.
Primary and secondary school teachers from all across Europe are invited to apply with their ideas!
Participants will be chosen through competitive national events in 25 countries.
Please contact your Science on Stage country to find out more information about the application process here.
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All projects presented at the festival represent inquiry-based learning approaches. Please allocate your project to one of the guiding themes:
- Science for the Youngest
Projects for pre-school and primary school children.
- Science and our Environment
Projects which use science to explore environmental, health and sustainability issues.
- ICT in Science Education
Projects which use information and communication technologies in the classroom.
- Inclusive Science
Projects which address socio-economic, gender and cultural inequalities.
- Cooperation for Science Teaching
Projects developed in cooperation with schools, the industry or universities.
- Low-cost Science
Projects which are simple and can be adapted by everyone.
- Joint projects
Projects developed in cooperation between teachers from different countries, one of whom at least participated in a previous festival.
All primary and secondary school teachers present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition, called fair. It is the main element of the festival. Other projects, selected by the programme committee of the festival, will be additionally presented in the categories 'Workshop' and 'On Stage Performance'.
All participants present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition. The fair is the main element of the festival.
Workshops (50 minutes)
Interactive hands-on sessions from teachers for teachers to work together to learn and practice new skills, develop activities or create resources.
On Stage Performances (30 minutes)
Participants hold plenary presentations, performances or experimental lectures on a stage.
- National delegate: You can take part as national delegate if you have been chosen by one of the 25 National Steering Committees in the member countries of Science on Stage Europe. Please contact your National Steering Committee to find out all information about the selection procedure in your country here. The number of delegates per country is restricted according to a fixed quota (5-12 delegates). The host country Hungary can select 70 Hungarian STEM teachers.
- Joint project: You need to be school teachers. Both teachers must have attended a previous Science on Stage festival as delegates. You find the application form below under the section "Joint Project".
Teachers from different countries who developed a new project together can apply directly at Science on Stage Europe in the category Joint Project. At least one of them must have attended a previous Science on Stage festival as delegate.
Download application form here.
The teachers taking part in our festival are selected by the National Steering Committee in their country. Those teachers present their project in a stand in the fair.
The ideal Science on Stage project
- promotes students interest in science,
- refers to everyday life,
- has a sustainable effect,
- is feasible in everyday school life and can be financed with reasonable expenses,
- promotes inquiry-based learning.
Teachers who present additionally their projects in a workshop or on stage performance are selected by the international festival jury, which consists of science teachers, educators or representatives from ministries or universities. All board members of Science on Stage Europe are also involved.
The international jury will select at the festival the best projects awarded with the European Science Teacher Award. In this selection process the recommendations for best projects of the Nationals Steering Committees are taken into account.
Within the frame of the festival public and private enterprises, organisations, foundations and publishers do have the oppourtunity to present themselves to an audience of international teachers at an exhibition, called forum.
Kölcsey Conference Centre
Hunyadi u. 1-3
City of Debrecen
Science on Stage Hungary, MTA Atomki Institute, University of Debrecen