IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR TEACHERS AND MUSEUM EDUCATORS
Fifth edition of the course
22 - 29 November 2009
Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany
for teachers and museum educators.
The course is one of the outputs of the European project SMEC, which was funded by the Socrates
programme of the European Union from 2001 to 2005. The main aim of the project was to
encourage the use of the museum as educational resource for the teaching and learning of science
in primary schools, and to contribute to the training of teachers for the development of
competence and expertise in using museums.
The course is now in its fifth edition. It aims to develop the knowledge and competences relative
to science education through the use of museums as an educational resource. It is open to
museum educators and school teachers, headteachers, advisory teachers and teacher trainers. The
course is held by an international group of experts from Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy
and Spain specialising in museum education, science education, teacher training, research and
evaluation, new technologies. The structure of the course consists of lectures, round tables,
museum visits, interactive workshops and practical activities. The language of the course is English
but the materials used will be available in different languages.
The course will be held inside the Deutsches Museum in Munich, where the collections, staff and
educational programmes will be used as an integral part of the course activities.
To the course can participate primary school teachers and museum
educators who are citizens of the countries-participants to
programme (now called Lifelong Learning 2007-2013). Both teachers and museum educators interested
have the right to apply for funding of the expenses
of the course through Comenius o Grundtvig grants.
The code of the course in the Comenius-Gruntvig database is: DE-2009-894-001
The course is inserted in the catalogue
of the Socrates Comenius/Grundtvig.
The course participation fee is 600 Euros.
Both teachers and museum educators have the right to apply for funding of the expenses of the
course through Comenius o Grundtvig grants.
The application deadline for grants is 30 April 2009.
To find information about the procedures for applying please look at the websites of the Socrates
National Agency of your own country.