Presentation on theme: "…. “convey to the readers all the knowledge accumulated in the fields of geography, physics and astronomy… in a pleasant and picturesque way” 2005 is."— Presentation transcript:
…. “convey to the readers all the knowledge accumulated in the fields of geography, physics and astronomy… in a pleasant and picturesque way” 2005 is the centennial of the death of Jules Verne, the “founding father” of science fiction in France. To mark the event, we will set out on "voyages" following his books. According to the author himself, the main goal of his writings was to:
encourage reading through experiencing activities in the field of science stimulate love of science through reading books
Why do we connect reading and science? Both fields have an extensive influence on language enrichment and the development of learning and thinking skills. Official reports and surveys reveal difficulties in attracting children and teenagers to both fields. Numerous activities are available in each field separately, but a connection between them is not common. Initiating fun and fascinating activities which do connect these fields can attract the youngsters to both domains.
(*) Fleener, C., and Bucher, K., In: Childhood Education Winter 2003-2004; 80,2 A survey (*) of recent studies dealing with combining literature with science teaching reveals that :
reading books : stimulates motivation to engage in science enhances understanding of scientific concepts, laws and processes experiencing scientific discovery: scientific discovery: improves reading skills encourages reading encourages reading
Our program consists of 4 main components: A. A theatre act B. A creative writing workshop C. An interactive exhibition of scientific devices D. A science and technology workshop
Presentation of Jules Verne through: “An encounter” between a child and the “author” Posing a scientific dilemma through: A suspenseful episode from one of the author’s books
the compass An interactive exhibition of scientific devices
Perform a number of scientific experiments to gain an understanding of the laws underlying the devices Read together an extract from a book in which a technological device is mentioned Every child builds a model of the technological device to strengthen understanding and as a keepsake
In addition to the four program components, it is possible to widen the program activities to include things such as: Initiating additional more in depth investigation tasks following the activity and guiding the learners in performing them Initiating a "Legend and Technology Fair“ within the school or within the community
Dr Zvi Har’el – the most comprehensive site about Jules Verne – www.jv.gilead.org.il www.jv.gilead.org.il Centre for Library Guidance & Supervision – linked with the libraries and the Ministry of Education Information on the Center available at: www.icl.org.ilwww.icl.org.il The French Institute at the French Embassy in Israel: Financial support in specific settlements. Details about the Institute in Tel-Aviv and the branches in Haifa and Be'er Sheva available at the French Embassy website: www.ambafrance-il.org Mr Victor Ben-Naim, Director of Public Libraries Department, the Ministry of Education Those listed below have significantly contributed to the continued success of this unique Technokid Educational Program:
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