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A presentation about Scientix given by Premysl Velek during the 2012 Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children: EU Universe Awareness Workshop.

A presentation about Scientix given by Premysl Velek during the 2012 Astronomy to Inspire and Educate Young Children: EU Universe Awareness Workshop.


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  • 1. Premysl Velek, European Schoolnet 29 March 2012, EUNAWE Workshop, Leiden, NetherlandsScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 2. www.eun.org Transforming Education in Europe Network of 31 Ministries of Education in Europe: • Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology in learning • Promote the European dimension in schools and education Mission: To improve and raise the quality of education in EuropeScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 3. European science, maths and technology projectsScientix is financed under the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development
  • 4. Scientix facilitates dissemination and sharing of best practices in science and maths education in Europe: • Scientix portal: www.scientix.eu • European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels • Workshops for teachers and/or researchers in STEM educationScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 5. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 6. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 7. Resource repositoryScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 8. On-demand translation of teaching materialsScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 9. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 10. Online courses: http://moodle.scientix.eu • Moodle • Twitter • Html • SecondLife • Geogebra • Xperimania • Blogs • NanoyouScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 11. Scientix Community • Scientix public profiles • Rating of Scientix teaching materials • Discussion fora • Online chatScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 12. Scientix public profilesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 13. Public profiles pageScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 14. User generated content: • Comments and rating of the Scientix resourcesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 15. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels • Key note speech – Sir John Holman, UK • Posters session • 46 talks • 2 Round tables • 25 stands presenting EU funded projects • 10 mini-workshops • 379 participants from 37 countriesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 16. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels Conference sessions: • Science education research • Science education – thinking outside the box • EU projects for researchers iv. School collaboration • Science & industry and schools • Teachers associations • Portals and resources • Tools and experiments • Science museums and amusement parksScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 17. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels Conclusions: • The quality of every science education system depends ultimately on the quality of its teachers • Science teaching practice: inquiry-based approach, learning by doing, first-hand contact with real research • Teachers should combine excellent knowledge of their subject with excellent pedagogical and assessment skills • Promoting and sharing best practices across EuropeScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 18. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 19. Scientix workshops Present, share, highlight and inspire good practices, linked to the specific content offered by Scientix and take into account the latest development in the field of science and maths education and the results produced by EU funded projects. • GIREP 2010, Reins, France • Eminent 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark • eTwinning Conference 2011, Budapest, Hungary • Pathway summer school 2011, Heraklion, Crete • SPICE summer academy, Prague, Czech RepublicScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 20. More information • European Schoolnet Science Programme Manager / Scientix project manager: Dr Agueda Gras-Velazquez, agueda.gras@eun.org • European Schoolnet Web Editor / Scientix portal content manager: Přemysl Velek, premysl.velek@eun.org • Scientix Project officer, DG Research, European Commission: Noora ERONEN, noora.eronen@ec.europa.eu www.scientix.euScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development