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Scientix 10th SPNE Brussels 26 Feb 2016: X'Hemm

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Presentation of "X'Hemm" (STEM popularisation), held during the 10th Scientix Projects Networking Event, Brussels, 26 February 2016

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Scientix 10th SPNE Brussels 26 Feb 2016: X'Hemm

  1. 1. STEM POPULARISATION SHARING OF GOOD PRACTICE Francesco Debono Education Officer Education for Sustainable Development Department of Curriculum Management Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education francesco.debono@ilearn.edu.mt 26th – 28th Feb 2016 MALTA
  2. 2. X’HEMM = WHAT CAN BE FOUND?
  3. 3. X’HEMM BRUSSELS = WHAT CAN BE FOUND IN BRUSSELS?
  4. 4. “Interest is high at age 10, it markedly declined by age 14” Osborne & Dillon, 2008
  5. 5. ABOUT THE INITIATIVE  Science and Maths – Different Locations  Historical settings, garden settings, countryside settings and also in town square social contexts.  Students, visit the location  Learners rotate from one work station to the other doing hands-on Maths and Science activities related to the context where the initiative is taking place.
  6. 6. REASONS FOR DOING IT  To have students engage in more fun Maths and Science.  Acquire a positive perception of the subjects and strengthen the possibility of them choosing science at a later stage of their education.  To strengthen the idea that Maths and Science are all about problem solving and inquiry based learning.
  7. 7. REASONS FOR DOING IT  To strengthen the idea that Maths and Science teaching and learning do not have to be necessarily bound to the classroom. Science and Maths are everywhere.

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