On next 9 and 10 September, Indire is going to host the national Scientix conference in its Florence’s branch (via M. Buonarroti 10, Salone Lombardo Radice).
Scientix is the community that since 2009 promotes in Europe collaboration between teachers, researchers and professionals dealing with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The project coordinated by European Schoolnet aims to spread at international level innovative didactic practices for the teaching of sciences and relaunching young people’ s interest in a professional sector in which the EU is investing much. Indire is Scientix’s National Contact Point for Italy and in this role is in charge of spreading the project on the national territory by selecting Italian materials and projects to be published on the portal.
Events like the Florence one are conceived to incentive the exchange and mutual knowledge between teachers and make emerge the importance of the Scientix community for professional development. The aim of the event is also to promote the extension of the network through the involvement of new teachers interested in renewing STEM didactics and making them more effective.
The Indire’s researchers Maria Guida, Serena Goracci, Jessica Niewint and Ciro Minichini are going to present the project Scientix and the activities of the Institute on the didactics of mathematics at primary school, on laboratory teaching in the first two years of secondary school and on the project MLTV4MATH. During the two-day event, some teachers, who carried out or are currently trying out best practices for scientific education in their classes, will be also conference speakers. Therefore, there will be presented projects ranging from sciences, bio economy, 3D printing, astronomy and do it yourself meteo forecast, coding in the class and videogames to learn science through games. More general issues relating to school architecture for STEM, the role of Scientix ambassadors, and viable ways to motivate students to study sciences are also going to be discussed.
In the programme, there are also various exchange moments (debates, questions, comments from the public, surveys and questionnaires) conceived to favour mutual knowledge and the creation of new projects of cooperation between teachers.
This event is supported by the European Commission’s H2020 programme – project Scientix 3 (Grant agreement N. 730009), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The event is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC) or EUN, and neither the EC or EUN are responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.