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Course Description

The “Ark of Inquiry: Creating future responsible citizens through inquiry learning” Summer School is specifically designed for teaching professionals in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). It will introduce to teachers the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation, the use of online resources as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques in order to develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices and to better connect their schools with the society.

The overall goal of the course is threefold:

  1. to introduce participants to the responsible research and innovation concept, a wide umbrella connecting different aspects of the relationship between science, research and society: public engagement, gender equality, science education, ethics, and governance
  2. to acquaint participants with the significance and opportunities of inquiry-based science teaching through the use of virtual online and remote labs in STEM education;
  3. to enable teachers to successfully find, develop and apply the innovative, ICT based tools and teaching techniques that will help them create attractive science lessons and thus foster the interest of their students in science topics.

Participation in this course can be funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1, Mobility project for school education staff).