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DOCUMENTS

A PLACE TO DISCOVER
A Manual of Good Practice based on the collaboration between science museums and schools

A product of SMEC project: “School-Museum cooperation for the improvement of teaching and learning of science”
This publication presents the results of the collaboration between the partners and primary schools in each country in a format that invites the use of the materials by other schools or museums for their own work in science.

Editors
The editors of the manual are:
Sara Calcagnini, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy
Zita Felfoldi, Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum (National Natural History Museum), Hungary
Jef Van Den Bosch, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belgium
Maria Xanthoudaki, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy


Authors
The authors of the manual are the partners of the SMEC project:
Maria Xanthoudaki, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy
Etienne Bolmont, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Lorraine, France
Jef Van Den Bosch, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belgium
Sara Calcagnini, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy
Roberto Ceriani, Istituto Regionale di Ricerca Educativa (IRRE) Lombardia, Italy
Francis Colson, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres de Lorraine, France
Filip Cremers, Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Belgium
Zita Felfoldi, Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum (National Natural History Museum), Hungary
Judith Holler, Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum (National Natural History Museum), Hungary
Pilar Lopez Garcia Gallo, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain
Enrico Miotto, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy
Dolores Ramirez Mittelbrunn, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain
Marco Testa, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci', Italy
Traudel Weber, Deutsches Museum, Germany

Schools
We would like to thank all the teachers and the pupils in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain, who worked with our team for the devising and realisation of this project. Without them, our experience and contribution would certainly be poorer.

Belgium
The Museum van de Speelkaart (MSK) and the Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Departement Lerarenopleiding Heilig Graf, Turnhout, collaborated with:
- Sint-Pietersinstituut, Jubileumlaan;
- Basisschool Heilig Graf, Nijverheidsstraat.

France
The IUFM de Lorraine, Maxeville, and the Musée du Cinéma et de la Photographie, Saint Nicolas de Port, collaborated with:
- School of Lenoncourt;
- School of Sorneville;
- Ecole d’Application’ d’Essey.

The IUFM de Lorraine, Maxeville and the Musée de l’Histoire du Fer, Jarville la Malgrange, collaborated with:
- School of Lenoncourt;
- School of Sorneville;
- School Claude Gellée of Jarville.

Germany
The Deutsches Musuem, München, collaborated with:
- Grundschule an der Gilmstr;
- Grundschule an der Grafinger;
- Grundschule an der Berg-am-Laim-Str.

Spain
The National Natural Sciences Museum, Madrid, collaborated with:
- The Public School "Ramiro de Maeztu";
- The Public School "Luis de Góngora";
- The Intermediate Italian School.

Hungary
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, collaborated with:
- Bárdos Lajos;
- Herman Ottó;
- Németh László;
- Korösi Csoma Sándor;
- Molnár Ferenc.

Italy
The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, and the IRRE Lombardia – Istituto Regionale di Ricerca Educativa, Milan, collaborated with:
- Duca degli Abruzzi;
- Rinnovata-Pizzigoni;
- Direzione Didattica Statale;
- Amal-Tikwa.

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