At the European Science on Stage Festival 2019, 450 teachers will be working together to shape the science education of the future. The best teachers from Finland will also be present with their best practices.
Whether it is digitalisation, globalisation or climate change: today’s children and young people will face enormous challenges in the future. One of the tasks of STEM teachers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is to prepare them for these challenges. At the 11th European Science on Stage festival 2019, hosted by Science on Stage Portugal in cooperation with Science on Stage Europe, the participating teachers will be equipped with the right tools to do so.
The three-day educational festival will take place from 31 October to 3 November in the Portuguese city of Cascais. Following the motto “Skills for the Future”, 450 teachers from over 30 countries will come together to present and exchange their innovative teaching concepts in a fair, in workshops and in short lectures. From mathematical card tricks, to building an eco-friendly battery and programming a pet simulator, there will once again be a variety of practical teaching ideas from teachers for teachers.
Particularly outstanding projects will receive the European STEM Teacher Awards at the festival and will later be disseminated internationally as training courses or teaching materials. In this way, teachers reach thousands of students throughout Europe with their ideas. They encourage them across national borders to consider a career in science, IT or engineering.
This year’s festival is under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission, and is endorsed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.
Educational experts from Finland will attend with their best educational practice
Finland will take part at the Science on Stage festival 2019 with four teachers. The participants qualified for the national delegation by passing a preliminary selection process last year. The selection was part of the StarT 2018-2019 program.
With exceptional ideas like combining statistics and language studies the teachers convinced the jury of the Finnish Science on Stage festival. Now they head for the international Science on Stage festival to inspire and enthuse colleagues from all across Europe with their teaching ideas.
Finland will be represented by:
- EXERCISE, WELL-BEING AND MEASURING COURSE IN TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL, JYVÄSKYLÄN NORMAALIKOULU
- KALEVALA GOES SCIENCE, JOUTSAN YHTENÄISKOULU
- PLAY A ROLE AND LEARN, PÄIVÄKOTI PIILOMETSÄ
- YOUNG PEOPLE LEARNING STATISTICS, KEMINMAAN KESKUSKOULU
The most important for the press:
Science on Stage Festival 2019
Date: 31 October to 03 November 2019
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, 31 October, 5 p.m
Open Day for the public: Saturday, 2 November 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Venue: Estoril Congress Center, AvenidaAmaral, 2765-192 Estoril, Portugal
For media representatives: Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 030 400067-42.
Notes for the Media:
- Official homepage of the festival: www.sons2019.eu
- Contact details as well as press pictures on demand
- The Festival on Twitter: #SonS2019
- Festival project videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceonStageEurope
About Science on Stage Europe:
Science on Stage Europe brings together science teachers from across Europe to exchange best practice and teaching ideas and concepts with passionate colleagues from over 30 countries. Science on Stage Europe believes that the best way to improve science teaching and to encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering is to motivate and inform their teachers. The non-profit organisation was founded in 2000 and reaches 100,000 teachers Europe-wide.
Teachers from 30 countries come together every two years to exchange best-practice ideas. The Science on Stage festival is an educational fair that has in the past been hosted in Debrecen, London and Copenhagen.
The main supporter of the network Science on Stage is the Federation of German Employers’ Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries (GESAMTMETALL) with its initiative think ING.
Science on Stage Finland
Science on Stage Finland spreads and promotes the best practice examples presented at the European festivals in Finland, through StarT programme. Every two years, Science on Stage Finland organizes, within the StarT programme, a national selection process for teachers to be chosen as Finnish participants for the European Science on Stage festival.
- StarT: https://start.luma.fi/en/
- LUMA-Centre Finland: https://www.luma.fi/
- Science on Stage Finland: https://www.science-on-stage.eu/page/display/2/2/122/fi/finland
More information about representatives of Finland
M. Sc. Outi Haatainen, Project manager
Anette Markula, International project manager
Science on Stage Europe e.V.
Am Borsigturm 15
Phone +49 30 400067-42