The "Space exploration in education" Summer School is designed for teachers and teaching professionals in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). It will introduce to participants the interdisciplinary profile of space exploration and showcase how to integrate space related activities in their science class following an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based methodology.
The overall goals of the course are:
Learn how to integrate modern space science in your teaching and curriculum!
Space science and technology and its contemporary accomplishments are powerful mediums for demonstrating the excitement of a scientific or technical career, particularly when coupled with suitable role models. The "Space exploration in education" summer school will focus on giving teachers ideas and guidelines on identifying opportunities and entry points of space related themes in their science curriculum. During the course special focus will be given on demonstrating the interdisciplinary profile of space science and on presenting how space related activities can be deployed in the framework of all science disciplines. Particpoants will engage in hands-on workshops that blend together the idea of interdisciplinary learning and the 'science as a whole' approach with inquiry learning and deploy them through space related school activities.
Participating teachers will also be invited to be part of an active and growing dedicated community of practice to exchange and share ideas, experiences, concerns and educational resources with colleagues from all over Europe and beyond.
Designed for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers and professionals.
The "Space exploration in education" Summer School 2020 is designed foster collaboration among teachers of the same school unit.
This website will act as a main hub of communication and for sharing and distributing preparatory material with the participants.