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Dead-line for EU-HOU training sessions: 30 April 2012

There is a new dead-line through the national Comenius agencies for application to EU-HOU training sessions and seminars. We organise two 5-days training sessions entitled EUHOU: Hands-On Universe, Europe. Bringing frontline interactive astronomy in the classroom  (FR-2011-359-006) due to be hold 15-19 October 2012 in Athens and 12-16 December 2012 in Paris. We also offer a 2-days seminar entitled EU-HOU - Connecting classrooms to the Milky Way (FR-2012-360-002), based on our remotely controled radiotelescope network, on 22-23 November 2012 in Coimbra (Portugal).

If you are a teacher from the EU, you can apply for funding from your Comenius National Agency to attend these courses/seminars. The funding should (in principle) cover everything - course cost, accommodation, subsistence and travel.

You can register now, the deadline is 30th April 2012!

 


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The main goal of these training sessions and seminar are to re-awake the interest for science in the young generation with inquiry-based methods. Renewing of the teaching of science is fulfilled through astronomy as a well-established source of motivation, and through the use of new Information and Communication Technologies - ICT. Involving teachers in a variety of research-based astronomical projects, we will excite, enthuse and motivate them to teach science/technology/maths. The training is intended to enhance basic competencies of teachers and develop higher level skills and expertise, primarily in ICT, maths and physics area. The EU-HOU project will provide the opportunity for trained teachers to get involved in stimulating international collaborations and to enthuse their pupils to study sciences/technology/maths at a higher level.