The Mars Mission Summer School is designed for teaching professionals in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). It will introduce to teachers how to integrate space related themes in their teaching using interdisciplinary learning and inquiry-based science teaching techniques.
The overall goal of the course are to:
The Mars Mission Summer School is designed so as to promote collaboration among teachers and engage them in inspiring interactive sessions. Participating teachers will be invited to work in groups of two or three and build together a space related activity based on their experience as well as on the input provided through the tutors' lectures. During the sessions, teachers will be encouraged discuss ideas and exchange experiences.
The course will last for 6 days, consisting in total of 25 hours of workshop based training, such as presentations followed by hands-on sessions (10 hours of lectures and demonstrations, 15 hours of hands-on workshops).
Before coming to the summer school, participants will be asked to prepare a small, space-related activity. This activity will be the starting point of their work during the summer school. It will be discussed in detail during the course and it will be further developed.
As members of our community of science teachers, participants will be constantly informed about new initiatives they can participate in, as well as new activities they can choose to use. They have access to support provided by the training team, and they will be able to communicate their work and ideas with other science teachers in European countries and beyond, who have a common interests.
In order to assess the impact of the course, participants will have to answer, during and at the end of the course, a set of relevant questionnaires that will be provided by the course providers. The results of the questionnaires/survey or a so-called evaluation report will be available to all participants of the course.
The Summer School is organized by the Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi which has long experience in organizing thematic summer schools and training courses (click here to see the list of past events). The Mars summer school course is held in the framework of the Horizon2020 "EU Mars" project (Grant Agreement No. 638653).