The National STEM Centre houses the UK's largest accessible physical library of resource materials to support the teaching and learning of science, design & technology, engineering and mathematics. The collections range across materials for the 5 - 19 age group. Alongside contemporary resource materials including print, multimedia, and practical resources, is a growing archive collection, which showcases several decades of curriculum development.
The interdisciplinary conference "Science and the Internet", to be held August 1-3, 2012 in Düsseldorf, brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines (e.g. information science, computer science, sociology, communication and media studies, linguistics, education studies, legal studies, etc.) Submission date for Papers and Proposals: January, 15th 2012.
The mission of CELSTEC is to improve learning and knowledge handling at work, at school, at home and on the move by combining state-of-the-art knowledge in the Learning Sciences with the innovative powers of new Information and Communication Technologies. New technologies and approaches to learning are extensively tested in our laboratories and in practice. The core activities of CELSTEC are research, innovation, education and training.
Your Better Life Index is designed to let you visualise and compare some of the key factors – like education, housing, environment, and so on – that contribute to well-being in OECD countries. It’s an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of 11 topics that make for a better life.
Designing the Fair Start Project - a free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanage and foster families
The article describes an online staff training program developed by staffs in orphanages and foster family managers and child development scientists in Europe, resulting in the free 7 language version education program for care givers, www.fairstart.net/training.
The workshop aims to attract participants from educational science, psychology, social science, computer science, and design to challenge the understanding of the research fields of awareness and reflection in Personal Learning Environments. We also aim to attract developers from academia and economy that implement personalizable learning environments. The workshop might attract researchers from the projects ROLE, MATURE, MIRROR, ImREAL, LTfLLL, STELLAR.
KLiC aspires to teach science through the use of advanced technological applications by transforming the classroom to an experimental laboratory for all. The learners perform experiments with their own data.
Lately, the incorporation of ICTs in education & training systems is becoming more & more important, allowing us to develop new approaches to learning, life and work. Furthermore, despite the increasing use of ICTs, it is strongly believed that our educational system has to shift from the traditional paradigm of teacher-directed learning to learner-centered curricula that promote the development of lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems, be creative & collaborate at work (King,1996).
The KLiC project by taking into account these aspects proposes an inquiry-based approach of science teaching pedagogy that bridges the gap between formal & informal education and brings science & scientific objects closer to the learners by engaging them in episodes of playful learning. The purpose of the KLiC project is to deepen the student's and adult learner's understanding of scientific concepts by effectively associate every day activities with scientific enquiry & experimentation, and strengthen their appreciation of scientific process & research.
The KLiC project builds upon the work performed in the very successful e-TEN project, InLOT (http://www.inlot.eu) where a system of wearable intelligent sensors (acceleration, body temperature, heart & respiration rate sensors) embedded in everyday objects (t-shirt, ball, vest, arm/leg straps) has been developed, extensively tested & evaluated in UK, Greece & Austria with school students.
In the framework of KLiC the consortium aims to expand the application to a wider target audience, namely to science teachers, university educators & students, young & adult (amateur) athletes and to implement sets of learning scenarios (demonstrators) tailored to the needs of the diverse groups of learners.
The main outcome of the KLiC project is an inquiry-based structured set of guidelines on how learners can experience their everyday activities in the context of science experimentation enriched by a series of learning scenarios.
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However, we know that it is advantageous to acquaint children with science and technology at an early age, exposing pupils to daily phenomena. By using straightforward language and simple, fun experiments, we can encourage young learners to study and understand the science present in their daily lives.Available in Portuguese