Icelandic preparation for the Science on Stage festival in Finland
At the biannual conference for Natural Science Education in Iceland between the 14th and 15th of April, we presented both a lecture and a workshop about Science on Stage to enhance the knowledge about Science on Stage amongst teachers and to recruit natural science teachers for the next Festival in Turku, Finland.
The two days conference was held in Selfoss, a town in the Southern part of Iceland and teachers from all around Iceland were invited. Over fifty teachers participated from primary school teachers to university. The first day was in Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurlands, South Iceland College, one of the largest upper-secondary schools in the country outside the Capital that was established in 1981 and offers both academic and vocational studies with a wide range of courses. The second day of the conference was in a brand new primary school in Selfoss.
Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir, member of the NSC in Iceland, gave an introduction about Science on Stage in a plenary session and also shared David Featonby‘s work in 'What Happens Next'. After that interested teachers had the opportunity to take part in a workshop where Science on Stage was thoroughly introduced and discussed
Interested teachers now have a few months the prepare their applications for the festival in Turku.
Report: Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir