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ACTIVITIES AND COURSES

"SCHOOL AND SCIENCE MUSEUM: COOPERATION FOR IMPROVING TEACHING,
LEARNING AND DISCOVERING"
International in-service training course for teachers and museum educators


The training course is the result of the the EU-funded projects SMEC “School-Museum European Cooperation” and SETAC “Science Education as Tool for Active Citizenship”. It addresses both teachers and museum educators at international level. It aims to foster collaboration between teachers and museum educators as facilitators of learning and active engagement in science and to support the use of museums as educational resources for teaching and learning in science and as tools of scientific citizenship.

Professionals from different countries get together for one week sharing experience and expertise with an international group of expert tutors. They have the opportunity to use museum collections, run experiments in the labs, and experience a range of activities.

The course started in 2004 and its first 10 editions took place at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany. 2014 marked a big achievement celebrating the 10th anniversary of the course and about 250 professionals trained.

From 2015 onwards, the course will take place at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, and at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy. This offers the opportunity to create a regular training experience, to welcome more professionals ,and to use the unique resources of two of the most important science and technology museums internationally.

For more information about participation click on the links below.


Next Courses:

Thirteenth edition 2 – 7 October 2017
english


Passed Courses:

Twelfth edition 2 – 8 October 2016
english


Eleventh edition 4 - 10 October 2015
english

Tenth edition 17-22 February 2014
For details
english

Ninth edition 1 – 7 December 2013
For details
english


Eighth edition 18 – 23 February 2013
For details
english


Seventh edition 5 – 10 December 2011
For details
english | italian


Sixth edition 7 – 14 November 2010
For details
english | italian


Fifth edition 22 - 29 November 209
For details
english


Fourth edition 7 – 14 December 2008
For details
english | italian


Third edition 11 – 18 November 2007
For details
english | italian


Second edition 6 – 11 March 2006
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english | italian


First edition 8 – 13 November 2004
For details
english | italian | german

 

The first edition of the SMEC course took place during the European Science Week

read what participants said about the course



CONTACT SEMINAR COMENIUS 2.1 e 1.1
Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools through Natural Science Museums

Country: Spain
Venue: Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid
Dates: 6, 7, 8, 9 May 2004

SMEC, in collaboration with the Spanish National Agent organised a contact seminar in order to create new European projects between institutions interested in science education.

The seminar encouraged the development of both Comenius 1 School partnerships and Comenius 2.1 projects involving initial or in-service teacher education institutions.

To the seminar could participate:

  • Primary Schools
  • Natural Science Museums
  • Initial or In-service Teacher Trainer Institutions and/or Universities

Interested institutions can request funding from the National Agencies of the European Union for participation to the seminar.


For details about the objectives, programme and modes for participation to the seminar click here.

 

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