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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!

Italy, France and UK: Coming together for a teacher training in Naples

From 11-12 September Science on Stage Italy organised an Italian-French teacher training on 'Smartphone & Science' at the Città della Scienza in Naples. Based on the brochure iStage 2 various workshops on the use and benefit of smartphones in science teaching were offered. Course instructors were Jean-Luc Richter from Science on Stage France as well as Lorenza Resta and Immacolata Ercolino from Science on Stage Italy who assisted in the development of the brochure. As you can see by the pictures, the teacher training was not only very well-attended but the participants also enjoyed themselves at the workshops. Also invited to Naples was Alessio Bernadelli from Science on Stage UK: As part of the Science on Stage follow-up programme 'Take a workshop to your country' he presented his project 'Developing Science understanding through misconceptions' from the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.