The Greek Educational Radiotelevision and the Institute of Educational Policy organised MARCH's 10th webinar on 17th May 2016, which had 20 Greek participants. The webinar under the title "Making Science Real in Schools: Best practices in STEM Education" had two sessions:
- European projects Inspiring Science Education and Go-lab: Innovation in the teaching of science
This webinar was aimed at teachers of primary and secondary schools, and presented alternative and exciting ways in teaching sciences using portals of two different projects. The opportunities and advantages offered in learning science, examples of educational inquiry learning scenarios, interdisciplinary approaches (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy) and opportunities for professional development (academies training, seminars and workshops) were examined.
- Live streaming: Life cycle of invertebrates
Students bred silkworms and snails in order to observe their reproduction and development. They conducted experiments so that they could familiarise themselves with all the phases of the invertebrates’ life cycle: hatching, feeding, development, metamorphosis, reproduction, egg laying and death.
A vivid discussion followed after each one of the two presentations. The two speakers (Mrs Panagiota Argiri and Mrs Marina Lantzouni) provided feedback to all questions. The majority of the participants’ questions focussed on the time needed for each best practice, the different ways of adapting the material to the diverse needs of learners and the ways it could be incorporated into the curriculum. The whole webinar session lasted about an hour and 15 minutes.