“New WERD – New Way of Educational Research and Development” is a project in the program Erasmus+ coordinated by SOU Gimnazija Koco Racin from Veles. The project is a strategic partnership for exchange of good practices between the four schools: Liceul Teoretic „Tudor Arghez“, school from Craiova – Romania, I.I.S.S. ERASMO DA ROTTERDAM from Torino – Italy, AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS DE BARCELOS – Portugal and High School “Gimnazija Koco Racin” from Veles – Macedonia as an applicant organization.
According to the project activities for implementation of the project in the period from January 29 to February 2, 2018, a five-day Training event was held in Turin, Italy.
The Training event was attended by teachers from the four partner schools. The purpose of the Training event was to strengthen the profile of teacher profession and to adopt new methods and tools from STEM methodology, as well as to train students to be creative and motivated to apply science, mathematics and technology in solving real problems.
During the five-day Training event, several activities were realized:
- Visit and presentation of the Erasmo Da Rotterdam School of Nichelino,
- Workshop in Planetarium: Application of the instrument spectroscope,
- Workshops at the Erasmo Da Rotterdam School: what is spectrometry and making a spectrometer with Professor Andrea De Capoa,
- Lesson with GoLab virtual laboratory realized by professors Raffaella Greco and Monica Gutina.
- A workshop in the school related to forensics, assisted by professors from the University of Turin and the Department of Chemistry by Professor Franco Rotunno,
- Visit of Turin organized by students, visiting museums and galleries,
- Reception at the Town Hall by the Mayor of Nichelino.
The value of these training events is based on the diversity of the working environment, the different experience of the partner organizations and the most important learning through the activities in a real context. A visit to the real laboratories and institutions allows students and teachers to achieve a new deep view into the scientific world. Students and teachers from four partner schools are working together to create work materials, gain knowledge and skills in studying STEM subjects.