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1 Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais Instituto Superior Técnico Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais Alberto Cabral Ferro

2 Summary 1. 1.Let’s play with Materials... since Project Components and Strategy 3. 3.Teachers training program 4. 4.Challenges for the Future... Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais

3 1. Let’s play with Materials... since 1997 Motivation… how involvement started Number of high school students choosing Science, particularly Materials Science, is dropping Ciência Viva – challenge and opportunity for researchers involvement in initiatives for Science spreading and promotion of learning through experimentation 1 st involvement with high school students Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais

4 Motivation… how involvement developed 1 st Ciência Viva Forum – challenge to focus on basic education University Policy – supportive or neutral towards initiative Private Motivation – family, pleasure, achievement Ciência Viva and Other Policies Primary School teachers reactions and dedication Interaction of students with the project in the classroom Project parenthood and stands… Let’s play with Materials 1.Let’s play with Materials... since till tilltoday

5 Project Development – milestones st Ciência Viva Project financed st teachers training course at IST sts teachers training courses at primary schools Project financed by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation st Protocol with Municipalities Let’s play with Materials 1.Let’s play with Materials... since 1997

6 Project Development : schools, teachers and students schools 20 schools 55 schools 60 schools 30 teachers 120 teachers 260 teachers 280 teachers 600 students 2500 students 5500 students 6000 students Let’s play with Materials 1.Let’s play with Materials... since 1997

7 Project Development : – (5 years Σ): Project Development : – (5 years Σ):FinancingTrainingSchoolsStudentsExperimentation € direct investment (60% Ciência Viva) 450 teachers trained 670 training hours teachers.hour training 85 involved children involved hours in the classroom children.hour in the classroom Let’s play with Materials 1.Let’s play with Materials... since 1997

8 the project today 6 professional monitors 280 teachers 45 schools with experimental kits 60 schools involved 6000 students 11 experimental activities in the classroom Let’s play with Materials 1.Let’s play with Materials... since 1997

9 Science Technology with Materials 2. Project Components and Strategy Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais

10 Multiple learning Scientific Experimentation Technical.... Technical achievement Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

11 to question to trace to observe to measure to register to discuss to be rigorous to understand to make to conclude Scientific Experimentation Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

12 Mathematical calculus Problem resolution Construction of graph and tables Reading and understanding of texts Studying prominent Scientists Research work Art work Group work etc Multiple Learning Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

13 use of tools selection of tools motor coordination control over equipment understanding operation manuals understanding security rules and behaviour building skills achievement Technical Achievement Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

14 Vamos Brincar aos Materiais the child. the actor Experimentation is carried out by the child Each five student team develops autonomously the activity, his results are confronted with other team’s results. A diversified and prolonged activity, occupying at least one full day work, is proposed to the class. Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

15 In action building equipments Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

16 Consulting texts, analysing results Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy In action

17 making objects Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy In action

18 Measuring and determining Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy In action

19 the teacher. the director The teacher is the key element in the classroom. The success and fulfilment of an activity depends on teacher’s performance. In the classroom the teacher co-ordinates and guides the action. Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

20 the monitor. the right arm The monitor is the teacher’ right arm, he helps him The monitor help in the classroom is a key aspect to enrol the teacher in pursuing these practices in his daily teaching. The monitor support is very important to develop teachers self-confidence and autonomy. Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

21 Physical Resources for the classroom Texts:Texts: Activity Manual and support textsActivity Manual and support texts Activity report sheetActivity report sheet Questioning…Questioning… Experimental kits (5 per classroom)Experimental kits (5 per classroom) Proposed parallel activitiesProposed parallel activities Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

22 Vamos Brincar aos Materiais WithRigour...and...humour In action Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

23 Vamos Brincar aos Materiais... rigour... Not that way Neither this way Yes, like this Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

24 ... humour... Let’s play with Materials 2.Project Components and Strategy

25 Vamos Brincar aos Materiais Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais 3. Teachers training program Objective: Teachers qualification/ability to work with the project in the classroom science teaching 1. knowledge of the addressed subjects – science teaching technique teaching 2. readiness and self-confidence to use project laboratorial and technological ‘hardware’ – technique teaching pedagogical coaching 3. ability to develop a scientific experimental research environment in the classroom – pedagogical coaching

26 Let’s play with Materials 3. Teachers training program Challenge: “Teachers know nothing about science, no nothing about mathematics, and primary school teachers have to teach everything. The teacher grabs a book but his insecurities are immediately caught by the children, they are very smart” Leon Lederman in Gazeta de Física 23, 4 (2000) referring to Chicago situation

27 Let’s play with Materials 3. Teachers training program self-confidence promotion abilities development demonstration of feasibility and motivation establish autonomy

28 Let’s play with Materials 3. Teachers training program Standard training Course: - 20 teachers – 4 groups of 5 teachers - 25 hours – 5/6 activities – average 4 hours per activity - each team of teachers act as a student team Work is developed in a classroom environment using the laboratory and technical hardware available to the students. The experience and enrichment accumulated during project development is brought to the training section. The Science component of the activities is further explored to ensure teacher self-confidence and understanding.

29 4. Challenges for the Future Ensuring more financing Establishment of coordination teams Reinforcement of monitor team Improve yield of teachers training effort Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais

30 Vamos Brincar aos Materiais endend Let’s play with Materials Vamos Brincar aos Materiais thanks for your time and attention


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