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Greece and Czech Republic: Take a workshop to your country

The Department of Physics Education of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague invited Panagiotis Lazos from Greece to present the workshop 'Recording tracks with light. Applications of phosphorescence in mechanics'. This workshop was initially presented at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.

The presentation took place on Tuesday 27 October 2015. The audience consisted of students of the department and secondary school physics teachers.

The same day a demonstration of experiments took place in the private school ARCUS following an invitation by the principal of the school. The experiments were presented at two classes. 

Read their report (PDF download)

UK visiting Italy: Science on Stage workshop in South Tyrol

At the invitation of Monica Zanella from Science on Stage Italy, David Featonby from Science on Stage UK took a workshop to a group of teachers in South Tyrol on 19. October. 20 teachers gathered for a full day of training at 'Schloss Rechtenthal' a conference centre at Tramin. David Featonby startet with the workshop 'What Happens Next?', which involved everyone in some hard thinking. After a short break he gave a seminar on 'Colour Vision Deficiency' - an important issue that has been neglected in many schools across Europe. Also the teachers were interested to hear about Science on Stage, about the ways in which they could get involved and the different activities which Science on Stage promotes. With 'Spinning Tops' and 'Fantastic Feats' the event was finished with two further extraordinary workshops.

As a result the teachers taking part were enthralled by the workshops and about discovering different kinds of approaches to teach science at school. The teachers slipped into student' s shoes and experienced science from another point of view. On the whole, this interactive conference was a great success!

Hungary: iStage 2 workshop at IT-conference in Budapest

From 20-21 October a conference on the use of new digital media in public education was held in Budapest. The event was supported amongst others by the Institute of Education Research and Development, Microsoft Hungary and Modern School. Also Márta Gajdosné-Szabó from Science on Stage Hungary and four of her students took part and presented the workshop 'How deep is your blue' based on the brochure 'iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching'. A big success, as you can tell by the pictures!

Visiting Hungary: Finnish-Hungarian joint project follows on Science on Stage festival 2015

From 13-16 October 2015 Kirsi Rehunen from the Päiväkoti Satulaiva Preschool Puuhiset in Finland visited Márta Gajdosné Szabó from the Kempelen Farkas Gimnázium Budapest in Hungary after both of them met at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London. At her stay Kirsi Rehunen attended a nature and a chemistry lesson at the elementary school Baross Gábor as well as a chemistry lesson at the Kempelen Farkas Gimnàzium. Together with Márta Gajdosné Szabó and the Hungarian students she also visited the Oroszlány Mining Museum and the Mining Museum in Gant.

Both, Kirsi Rehunen and Márta Gajdosné Szabó, 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 like for e.g. recycling (nominal value of metals and the human invested efforts to have them). 

We are curious about the development of this project in the near future!

 

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