spaceEU 2019 Summer school
From 30 of June to 5 of July our partner in Greece, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, organized the first edition of spaceEU summer school. Here are the updates and lessons learned.
In a sea town not far from Athens, teachers from various European countries came together to explore new ways to integrate space in their classrooms. In a cooperative and innovative environment, teachers had the opportunity to share experiences, experiment with classroom activities and consider new approaches to space education – with a focus on space exploration.
Sessions dove into the topic of space activities from different and exciting angles: interdisciplinary learning, inquiry-based learning, Responsible Research and Innovation, ICT tools, career orientation and more. Invited speakers included Mick Storr, CERN; Franz Bogner, University of Bayreuth; and Kevin Bonine, Biosphere2.
After the summer school, teachers were asked of their experience. According to participants, critical and creative topics are high in their agenda, with the best scoring sessions “Designing space exhibition for my school” and “Simulating how science works”, led by Eleftheria Tsourlidaki from EA. Mars is also a hot topic for teachers, who were excited to try classroom experiments about the red planet.
spaceEU will organised a second summer school in June 2020. More information on programme and how to apply will be made available in spring 2020.