ATTENTION: DEADLINE FOR Erasmus+ GRANT REGISTRATION HAS EXPIRED
From 2 to 7 July 2017 in Marathon, Greece, the Space Awareness and PLATON projects organise the MARS MISSION Summer School 2017 for teachers. The Summer School provides educators with simple tips and advice that can help them to teach topics related to space science in schools. Teachers from Europe can also apply to the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1, Mobility project for school education staff) until 2 February 2017, 12:00 Brussels time, to cover travel and lodging costs and fees.
The MARS MISSION course is organized in the context of the PLATON and the Space Awareness projects. Its main objective is to introduce learning methods to teachers that have demonstrably engaged young children in science in the long term, and have inspired them towards science and space related career paths.
More specifically the summer school aims to:
- Introduce to teachers the inquiry teaching approach as a whole but, most importantly, also as a set stand-alone inquiry components which they can make use of progressively as a series of small adaptations.
- Promote the interdisciplinary teaching of the natural sciences by presenting and making use of the "Big Ideas of Science" organization scheme for concepts and principles that goes beyond traditional curriculum organization and allows students to identify the connections between what they learn in different disciplines as well as to everyday life.
For the complete list of specific aims, please visit the links below.
The course will also strengthen its social cohesive and pan-European dimension by inviting participants to be part of a community of practice that will allow them to exchange and share ideas, experiences, concerns and educational resources with fellow teachers across Europe and introduce them to online learning repositories, portals and educational metadata.
The repertoire of resources and tools and activities that will be presented in combination with the hands-on and minds-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.
How to Apply for Funding
The Mars Mission Summer School welcomes teachers from all nations, but science teachers from Europe can apply for an Erasmus+ grant that covers all travel and lodging costs and fees. The deadline for applying to this funding is 2 February 2017, 12:00 Brussels time.
The steps to follow to apply for an Erasmus+ (School Education Staff Mobility) grant can be found on the website of Space Awareness or by visiting the Summer School website.