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Canadian Science on Stage festival 2018

Science on Stage Canada held its 6th edition of its biannual festival in Saskatoon from 9-12 August 2018. Educators from different corners of the country got together to share and learn from one another.

The event was hosted by the College of Education of the University of Saskatchewan. The major professional development stream offered to the participants was the Canadian Light Source which houses the 170 m synchrotron. The educators had the opportunity to visit the installations and to learn about this cutting-edge science and technology.

Participants also had the privilege to be introduced to the First Nations interpretation center in Wanuskewin Heritage Park where they were presented indigenous dances, science approaches, and meal.

During Science on Stage Canada events pedagogical discussions seeks to engage participants to share their views, opinions and solutions regarding important issues in the field. In this year’s event, the main question submitted to the participants was “Given the evolution of STEM, STSE, ESTEEM and now STEAM, how can the A for Art  be integrated into science teaching and learning?” You may read a synthesis of the discussion on our website at www.scienceonstage.ca.
 

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09.01.2019

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#SonS2017 follow-up: Cyprian-Greek teacher exchange

At the last European Science on Stage festival 2017 Christina Aristodimou, teacher delegate of Science on Stage Cyprus, met Georgios Villias, teacher of Science on Stage Greece. After the event both decided to do a teacher exchange and develop together EER (Educational Escape Room) activities on STEM courses for students. This December Georgios went to see Christina at her school in Cyprus to implement their project ideas with her students - the first EER activity in biology.

It focused on vertebrates' circulatory system with a special focus on human heart anatomy, circulatory routes, blood vessels' structure and blood disorders. Regarding the physics track, the intention was to create a fascinating space adventure during which students would have to use their knowledge in linear motion (analysing graphic representations and making calculations on translocation, velocity, or acceleration), and their skills in accurate mass and length measurements using precision scales and digital vernier calipers. This EER activity focusing on physics was planned to be implemented during another teacher exchange in January 2019.

Christina and Georgios managed to implement the biology EER activity on two different groups of students. Christina had also the chance to familiarise herself with the facilitator's role in EER activities. Students had the time afterwards to participate in a debriefing phase and provide their feedback regarding the activities. 

Pictures © Georgios Villias

Tbilisi: Georgian Science on Stage festival 2018

The Georgian Science on Stage festival 2018 took place on 8 December 2018 in Tbilisi at Ilia State University. It was the first national event in Georgia. 25 STEM teachers presented their ideas and more than 100 teachers from different regions of the country visited the festival as well as the Deputy Minister of the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Mrs Irina Abuladze. 

At the event the three projects with four Science teachers were selected to represent Georgia at the European Science on Stage festival 2019 in Cascais, Portugal.

Pictures © Science on Stage Georgia / Ilia State University Tbilisi

20,000 Leagues under the sea at the First Iberoamercian Congress of Teachers

From 6-8 December 2018 the First Iberoamerican Congress of Teachers took place at the Algeciras Polytechnic School, University of Cadiz. The Spanish-Portuguese Science on Stage teacher team of Palma Garcia Hormigo, Ana Villaescusa and Liliana Fernandez was invited to present its #SonS2017 joint project 20,000 Leagues under the sea on site. 

The congress brought together more than 1100 teachers - virtual and face-to-face. 550 of the participants from 21 Ibero-American countries, Italy, USA and Belgium traveld to the Spanish city Cadiz to join the event in person. The main objective of the congress was to unite, to join forces, and work as a team, to jointly devolpe and publish projects, activities, and didactic experiences such as the '20,000 Leagues under the sea' joint project.

Palma Garcia Hormigo, Ana Villaescusa and Liliana Fernandez appreciated the experience at the First Iberoamerican Congress of Teachers. They are already further developing their project, adding new activities, which follow the wake of the Nautilus hand in hand with the work of Jules Verne.

Pictures © Palma Garcia Hormigo

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