The overall aim of the Go-Lab Summer Schools is to support the modernization of science education and training, including in school curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers. The concept is based on the need identified in the Rocard Report "A new Pedagogy for the Future of Europe" (Rocard et al., 2007), that sets the basics for the introduction of the Inquiry Based Learning approaches in the science curricula of the Member States.
This year, we are offering two summer schools:
Both courses are organized in the context of the project "Next-Lab: Next Generation Stakeholders and Next Level Ecosystem for Collaborative Science Education with Online Labs". Their main objective is to introduce teachers to the use of online laboratories as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques to help them develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices. These tools and techniques will facilitate teacher to engage 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.
Both courses will include presentations followed by practical sessions and workshops focusing on:
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 can be funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1, Mobility project for school education staff). See "Fees & Funding" for further assistance and guidelines on how to apply for an Erasmus+ KA1 grant.
Go-Lab Summer School 2018