Secondary School

Quantum Computing in STEM Education

One of our member countries, Science on Stage Germany, works with secondary school teachers from all over Europe n an international project to develop teaching materials on "Quantum Computing in STEM Education".

Quantum computers have the potential to fundamentally change our lives in many areas. Dealing with this topic at school prepares students to later actively participate in the design of this future technology. But how can we implement this very relevant topic into the classroom and bring it closer to students?

After a joint teacher training on the subject of quantum computing, the participants will work with you to develop teaching materials on the subject that both convey the basics and encourage students to deal with the subject more intensively.

20 teachers will be selected for this project and will work together in international teams over a period of about two years. The working language is English.

The application is closed.

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The project

Development and testing of teaching materials on the subject of quantum computing in STEM education with the following goals:

  • Usable directly in physics, mathematics and/or computer science classes by teachers with little previous experience;
  • Get students excited about the topic of quantum computing and show career opportunities in this area;
  • Students get to know the underlying, fundamental quantum mechanical concepts;
  • Promote analytical and critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills;
  • Clarify the relevance of this technology for the future.

Dr Jörg Gutschank, Leibniz Gymnasium I Dortmund International School, Chair Science on Stage Germany

Dr Zdeňka Koupilová, Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr Jenny Schlüpmann, physics department, Freie Universität Berlin, Executive Board Science on Stage Germany

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