Yuri matteman: I want to live forever

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Yuri Matteman: I want to live forever ... education and scientific research combined.

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels

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Yuri matteman: I want to live forever

  1. 1. I want to live forever… education and scientific research combined <ul><li>Yuri Matteman </li></ul><ul><li>De Praktijk </li></ul>
  2. 2. I want to live forever… education and scientific research combined <ul><li>Yuri Matteman </li></ul><ul><li>De Praktijk </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing De Praktijk <ul><li>Our goal: to make students and the general public enthusiastic for science… </li></ul><ul><li>how? </li></ul><ul><li>Development of science education </li></ul><ul><li>Open (CC), free of charge educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>3000+ teachers use our database </li></ul><ul><li>100+ teachers test materials </li></ul><ul><li>Science communication (e.g. events) </li></ul><ul><li>who ? </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000, now 10 people </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introducing De Praktijk <ul><li>Our goal: to make students and the general public enthusiastic for science… </li></ul><ul><li>how? </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Open, free of charge educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>3000+ teachers use our database </li></ul><ul><li>Science communication (e.g. events) </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000, now 10 people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Developing education <ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>First version </li></ul><ul><li>Testing in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Final version </li></ul><ul><li>Publication and dissemination </li></ul>
  6. 6. LifeSpan <ul><li>European Network of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Examines the relationship between early-life events and health (and lifespan) laterin life </li></ul>
  7. 7. Principles for development <ul><li>Ageing is a stimulating context for secondary school students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Strong link ink with actual, up-to-date science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with scientists on ageing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational material should be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt existing video material for use in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Rich content: student manuals, teacher manuals, video’s, board game </li></ul>
  8. 8. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER… <ul><li>consists of seven parts: </li></ul>1. INTRO- DUCTION 2A. GENES AND MUTATIONS 3. AGEING AND SOCIETY 2B. CELLS AND CELL DIVISION 2C. ORGANS AND ORGAN SYSTEMS 2D. ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 2E. EVOLUTION AND AGEING
  9. 9. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER… <ul><li>INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>learn that life expectancy increases </li></ul><ul><li>play board game: I want to make babies! </li></ul><ul><li>2A. – 2E. THEMATIC LESSONS </li></ul><ul><li>a variety of concepts </li></ul><ul><li>recent research on ageing </li></ul><ul><li>interview fragments </li></ul><ul><li>prepare presentation for their own ‘LifeSpan conference’ </li></ul><ul><li>3. AGEING AND SOCIETY </li></ul><ul><li>different scenario’s </li></ul><ul><li>consequences of an increased lifespan </li></ul>
  10. 10. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER… <ul><li>can be implemented in various ways: </li></ul>1. INTRO- DUCTION 2A. GENES AND MUTATIONS 3. AGEING AND SOCIETY 2B. CELLS AND CELL DIVISION 2C. ORGANS AND ORGAN SYSTEMS 2D. ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 2E. EVOLUTION AND AGEING
  11. 11. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER… <ul><li>can be implemented in various ways: </li></ul>1. INTRO- DUCTION 2A. GENES AND MUTATIONS 3. AGEING AND SOCIETY 2B. CELLS AND CELL DIVISION 2C. ORGANS AND ORGAN SYSTEMS 2D. ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 2E. EVOLUTION AND AGEING
  12. 15. I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER… <ul><li>Context of ageing is very motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Involving scientists and up to date science has added value </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for higher levels of secondary biology education (and higher education?) </li></ul><ul><li>All materials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in English and Dutch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable, free of charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed, with cd </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. Questions? Contact [email_address] www.praktijk.nu

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