Scientix is the community that has been promoting for almost 10 years European cooperation between teachers, researchers and education professionals of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).The project is managed by European Schoolnet and aims to disseminate at international level innovative didactic methods of teaching scientific subjects, and increase youth’s interest in a professional sector in which the European Union is investing much resources. Indire is the Italian National Contact Point of Scientix and is in charge of disseminating the project on the national territory, selecting materials and Italian projects to be published on the portal.
In order to collect as much information as possible on the way teachers of scientific subjects all over Europe plan their teaching, Scientix proposes an online questionnaire, commissioned byTexas Instruments and developed by European Schoolnet in collaboration with Deloitte. All STEM teachers of upper and lower secondary school (students’ age 10 to 19) are called to contribute, answering by 18 July some 20 multiple choice questions about teaching methods used in the class, the integration of new technologies in daily teaching activities, resources and tools used in the class, formation needs and what in their opinion hinders effective teaching of scientific subjects.
The aim of this survey, submitted in 25 languages including Italian, is to gain an overview of Stem teaching in more than 25 countries and gather concrete data to contribute to the European debate on science education. The anonymous data will be freely available online by the end of 2018 and will be included in the Scientix observatory. Upon authorisation, participants will be also invited to provide further information eventually leading to a case study, by providing name and email address at the end of the survey. For further information contact Adina Nistor at firstname.lastname@example.org.