Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy 2014

The Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy 2014 took place in Marathon, Greece from 13/7 to 18/7/2014. Overall, 25 teachers and school leaders from both Primary and Secondary Education attended the Summer School, coming from Serbia, France, UK, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Cyprus and Turkey. The two winners of the Eratosthenes Experiment photo contestwere included.

The overall approach is to promote educational change and modernization of school education by empowering school staff to monitor the school's needs and to take initiative for bringing innovative practices in all areas of schooling. The course combined a series of presentations, lectures and hands-on activities. The preparation of the participants included the design of an extensive action plan for the development of their school

The key note presentations on the opening day of the course covered a wide array of subjects, from Astronomy, Quantum Physics teaching and Geospatial thinking to introducing innovation in schools and were delivered respectively by Rosa Doran (NUCLIO), Frans Renaat (Limburg Catholic University College), Marinos Kavouras (University of Athens) and Nikitas Kastis (MENON Network).

For more information and future dates visit the ISE Academy website