Vasiliki Katsikerou - course coordinator
Vasiliki is a project management intern at EUN. She specializes in instructional design, pedagogy, and education analysis. Her work with EUN involves curating learning scenarios; designing MOOCs and classroom activities for NBS, BRITEC, and STE(A)M IT; and event organizing for the BLOOM project.
Anna Koc - course moderator
Anna is a Chemistry teacher at Nicolaus Copernicus Bilingual School in Warsaw, Poland. She has been involved in lots of national and international projects (NBS, BRITEC, COLAB). She has taken part in numerous MOOCs. She always tries to improve the quality of conducted classes by introducing innovative solutions, improving the scenarios of classes and increasing students awareness and interest.
Behind the Course
With Europe's shortage of STEM skilled labour force, there is a real need for innovative approaches to demystify science, increase the motivation of the pupils towards STEM subjects and offer teacher training into new ways of introducing science in the classroom.
In this context, BRITEC aims towards: connecting schools with the world of research; introducing the Citizen Science (CS) approach in schools as a way of engaging pupils in research practice; creating a community of practice for teachers and researchers to exchange on how to bring research into the classroom; offering STEM teachers a way of participating in research activities; providing guidelines, resources, example of good practice and online training for STEM teachers in implementing CS at school.
The project is coordinated by the Institute of Geophysics (PAN), in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Open Technologies Alliance, Ibercivis, KU Leuven and European Schoolnet.
Disclaimer and Copyright
Bringing Research Into The Classroom (BRITEC) is supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme. The European Commission support for the production of this material does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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