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WELCOME TO THE NEXT-LAB SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

More and more learning activities take place online and require the use of modern educational technology and devices. New learning approaches arise shifting the paradigm from traditional, teacher-centered instruction to the learner-centered educational methods, comprising learners’ active involvement not only in the learning activities, but also in the design of the learning process. Methods, such as inquiry learning, project-based learning, learning by modelling, etc., require a change of the teachers’ and students’ roles in the learning process, as well as a new set of skills available by both instructors and learners.

Teachers are (and always have been) key players in the renewal of science education. Many studies, surveys and the widely accepted understanding of education analysts support the idea that the critical evolution of the school system has to do with the changes related to the role of the teacher.

The NEXT-Lab project will take the "Go-Lab System" that you know (and hopefully like!) to the next level and will introduce new features and facilities. That includes the teachers' training that we are offering as part of our activities. Even more, we want to capitalize on the immense motivation, dedication and devotion of your creative and inspired science teaching. We want to highlight, develop and promote your skills and competences and provide you with the recognition and support you deserve.

The course is organized in the context of the project "NEXT-Lab - Next Generation Stakeholders and Next Level Ecosystem for Collaborative Science Education with Online Labs". Its main objective is to introduce to teachers the use of online virtual experiments and remote laboratories as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques in order to help them develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices. These tools and techniques will facilitate them in engaging their students into science topics, in order to acquire scientific inquiry skills and experience the culture of doing science, under motivating circumstances, by undertaking active, guided, experimentation, carried out in renown scientific facilities and research centers. The course will include presentations followed by practical sessions and workshops focusing on:

  • Concepts and skills of learning-design, inquiry processes and multidisciplinary teaching
  • Preparing, uploading and sharing digital learning resources and activities
  • Inquiry-based learning activities for use in the science classroom
  • Familiarization with on-line labs portals and educational digital repositories
  • Presentation of popular social tools and science outreach websites
  • Hands-on sessions working on on-line labs and resources related to science.

The repertoire of online labs, experiments and best practices, and the educational tools that will be presented in combination with the hands-on activities will facilitate the participants in learning how to deploy and integrate them in their school environment and everyday science teaching practice and also how to contribute their own work into educational repositories and share it within a European community of practice.

Participation in this course will be funded for the selected participants by NEXT-Lab !
See "Apply" for basic assistance and guidelines on how to submit an application.
The NextLab Summer School 2017 is supported by the NextLab - Next Generation Stakeholders and Next Level Ecosystem for Collaborative Science Education with Online Labs project, that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731685.
 

 

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