With the second edition of the educational conferences cycle "A School of Science" De Agostini School - as Organization Trainer Accredited by MIUR - trains science teachers interested in updating the methods and strategies for an inclusive and innovative teaching . The initiative, with the patronage of the Department for Equal Opportunities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, gives educators the opportunity to experience an unprecedented learning experience in one of the most prestigious locations and dissemination of scientific research in Italy: in Milan the meeting will be held on March 15 at the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci".
Teachers can enroll, subject to availability, on scienza2017.deascuola.it website.
In a scenario of recent legislative changes and scientific-technological advances such as robotics, neuroscience and digital technologies, whereteachers are called to insert into teaching these progresses, the second round of meetings "A School of Science" presents richer contents useful for professional updating purposes (the full program attached). It will an event particularly attentive to the issue of gender differences in learning of the so-called STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), subject present in the results of the latest international survey on 15 years old students OECD-PISA, Stefania Pozio (Invalsi) will offer an unpublished analytical reading. Maria Pia Abbracchio, pharmacologist President of Fondazione Filarete and scientist adhering to the "100esperte.it" project (designed by the association of journalists GIULIA with the Observatory of Pavia and implemented in collaboration with the Bracco Foundation and the Representation in Italy European Commission) will speak of this theme, while the neuroscientist Antonio Malgaroli (Università Vita-Salute San Raffele) will lead the faculty on a fascinating journey into the brain of young to understand the links between learning and memory and related diseases and potential.
Mary Xanthoudaki (director of the Research Center for Informal Education of the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci") will illustrate the importance of non-formal education to build future citizens aware and responsible through integrated science communication (schools, museums, festivals, television, web).
To close the theoretical interventions, the Microsoft Head of Schools Marco Berardinelli deals with the topic of new technologies that are increasingly entering in the education to develop interactive activities in class.
With the collaboration of partners, in the afternoon practical activities will be implemented together with the teachers, according to school grades, focused on: sustainability and environmental education in the new curriculum, teaching in the digital environment and innovative methodologies for inclusive education at the service of the most vulnerable students as well as the most motivated, from the method of investigation IBSE Inquiry Based Science Education, advocated by the European Commission, to the flipped classroom for a more active participation of students and the hands-on experiments to be realized independently with familiar materials and objects.
Participation to the conference will include ministerial exemption and a valid certificate for continous training. In addition, this year, is also propaedeutics to the attainment of a Unit Training, as indicated in the National Plan for Education 2016-2017 Faculty.