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The second day offered us a brunch of challenging workshops on a very incredibly atmosphere. And the day end up with a TEMI fair, a truly magic dinner and…
TEMI Congres first day, at Leiden, finished with the “Light Mystery theatre show”, performed by Marina Carpineti, Marco Giliberti and Nicola Ludwig with a great involvement by the enthusiastic public.
The play is a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of traditional by the book teaching methods, a pedagogy where the teacher explains topics and gives answers to questions students have not even asked.
TEMI organise en avril prochain l’événement “Teaching the TEMI way”. Ce rendez-vous de grande ampleur entre formation et partage autour de l’approche TEMI et de sa mise en œuvre s’adresse à 200 enseignants européens du secondaire et acteurs d’initiatives d’éducation scientifique et technique. Vous êtes enseignant ou enseignante et souhaitez participer à cet événement ? […]
Depuis la première session de cohortes pilotes en 2014, plus de 350 enseignants de 9 pays européens ont bénéficié d’un intense programme en présentiel pour se former à la méthodologie TEMI. L’objectif du projet est de toucher plus de 540 enseignants qui, à leur tour, pourront former un ou deux de leurs collègues qui grossiront […]
L’université du Buskerud et Vestfold (HBV) a présenté TEMI aux décideurs norvégiens et à la communauté des chercheurs de l’université, ainsi qu’à une conférence scientifique sur invitation organisée par le ministère de l’éducation norvégien. Plusieurs municipalités de Norvège font de la formation continue des enseignants de sciences une priorité, et TEMI propose des formations solides […]
Le script de “Light Mystery”, la pièce de théâtre développée par TEMI Italie a été traduit dans 6 langues (anglais, français, allemand, portugais, tchèque et norvégien) et il est à disposition pour toutes les compagnies de théâtre d’Europe. Le spectacle, écrit par Marina Carpineti, Marco Giliberti et Nicola Ludwig et mis en scène par Emiliano […]
Dans ce livret à télécharger gratuitement, vous découvrirez plus en détails (et en pratique !) la façon stimulante d’enseigner les sciences dans votre classe que propose le projet TEMI. Il présente des conseils et exemples concrets ainsi que la méthodologie développée, avec ses quatre innovations clefs.
TEMI participera à Science on Stage, le plus important festival européen pour et par les enseignants qui se tiendra du 17 au 20 juin à l’université Queen Mary de Londres. TEMI tiendra un stand où la méthodologie TEMI sera présentée. 4 enseignants TEMI venus d’Allemagne, d’Irlande, du Royaume-Uni et d’Italie seront présents. Nous sommes convaincus qu’ils seront les meilleurs ambassadeurs du projet puisqu’ils pourront partager leur point de vue et leurs impressions avec leurs collègues venus de toute l’Europe.
Le consortium TEMI prépare actuellement activement un recueil de mystères qui inclura 27 plans de cours reflétant la méthodologie TEMI. Chacun d’entre eux introduira un phénomène mystérieux et expliquera comment le présenter en classe, avec des conseils pratiques pour aider les enseignants à transférer la responsabilité de l’apprentissage aux élèves et à impliquer sa classe.
Vous souhaiteriez impliquer davantage vos élèves ? Vous documenter sur la recherche en éducation, la psychologie de l’apprentissage et la réalité de terrain en classe vous intéresse ? Le livre “BCS 5E Instructional Model: Creating Teachable Moments” (Le modèle des 5E en biologie et en chimie : créer des « moments enseignables ») de Rodger W. Bybee (NSTA Press Book, 2015), publié récemment, accompagne les enseignants pour leur permettre d’être encore plus efficaces en classe en explorant le modèle populaire des 5E (engager, explorer, expliquer, élaborer et évaluer), un des quatre pilliers de la méthodologie TEMI.
Les petites et les grandes aventures de sciences commencent toutes par une question, un mystère, quelque chose qui pique notre curiosité et qu’on voudrait bien pouvoir s’expliquer. Du 25 au 29 mai 2015, TRACES, partenaire français de TEMI, organise à l’Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes à Paris, un festival pour découvrir les illusions et mystères
La Pédagogie innovante 2014 (The Innovative Pedagogy 2014) est un rapport publié par l’Open University qui explore de nouvelles formes d’enseignement, d’apprentissage et d’évaluation pour un monde interactif afin de guider les enseignants et décideurs dans une innovation productive. Le rapport 2014 propose 10 innovations déjà en marche mais qui n’ont pas encore eu une […]
Deux travaux de recherche en lien avec TEMI ont été soutenus à l’université de Brême. Dana Krautwald et Christian Gerlach ont présenté avec succès leurs travaux et obtenu le diplôme de Master en sciences de l’éducation, qui est en Allemagne un des étapes pour devenir enseignant en sciences dans le secondaire. Ces deux mémoires ont […]
The Learning Teacher Network is a European, non-profit association with members from all parts of education and training. The network aims to be a learning community, where knowledge is shared and networking is promoted. As part of a wider global community, the network also disseminate important policies, strategies and action from the European Union, the UNESCO and relevant international organisations. The network has its own magazine, and an article about TEMI – « Magic Science – Introducing Mysteries to learn Scientific Enquiry » – was published in the first issue of the year.
Welcome to teaching the TEMI way! The TEMI consortium authored and published the booklet « How using mysteries supports science learning » now available online and soon distributed in printed copies at trainings workshops and conferences. In the booklet, teachers will be introduced to an exciting new way to teach science in the classroom. The booklet has four short chapters that introduce, explain and provide examples of the four TEMI teaching innovations. Practical suggestions, or « Teaching TEMI tips », that teachers can use in the classroom are also included.
In the pilot phase of the TEMI project – which concluded in December 2014 – we reached 173 teachers and offered 121 hours of training in 27 cities located in 10 different European countries. 81% of teachers who attended our sessions want to try the TEMI methodology in class and 65% of them felt they gained motivation to renew […]
The TEMI team at Sheffield Hallam University has been busy promoting TEMI at the Annual Association of Science Education (ASE) conference, held at the University of Reading. ASE is the largest subject association in the UK and its flagship event is the Annual Conference, held every January at a university in the UK. « The ASE conference is […]
Magic tricks and didactic mysteries place spectators/students in a similar situation when it comes to their reasoning processes. Starting from a number of assumptions, the conclusion is reached (or within reach) that something is impossible or unlikely in the given circumstances. Subsequently, exactly what has been deemed impossible or unlikely is observed. This leads to cognitive dissonance, motivating the quest for an explanation.
Happy New Year! In 2014 the TEMI consortium has worked hard to develop training workshops based on the TEMI methodology and the feedbacks received from the teachers attending the TEMI pilot sessions in 9 different countries. We’ll be continuing to improve our effort in the coming year to organise more sessions in more cities and to offer workshops during teachers conferences and events.
TEMI Czech Republic is experimenting with TEMI methodologies at three different levels: 1) in-service teachers, 2) pre-service science teachers and 3) stakeholders (university teachers, PhD students and employees of the National Educational Institute of the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic). In-service science teachers participated in the Market of Ideas for Chemistry Teachers in Brno, where they were introduced to the TEMI project with the help of practical examples
The year 2014 is slowly but surely coming to an end, Christmas trees are decorating our homes, the air is filled with the scent of candles and cookies. The TEMI team we would like to take this opportunity to share with you the tale of the TEMI mascot, that we hope you will be able to meet at conferences and events over the next months. Credits go to Marina Carpineti from TEMI Milan, who wrote a story just perfect for the TEMI mysterious horse.
After the annual meeting in Milan, TEMI Israel started planning for the first workshop of the new cohort. The workshop started with a discussion on the classroom experiences of the participating teachers: a few of them had conducted TEMI activities in their classrooms before attending the workshop. Their positive feedback motivated the other teachers at the workshop to test the TEMI methodology and seek practical advice. The second part of the workshop was dedicated to a new TEMI activity, developed and presented by Ben Osher, a teacher who had participated in an earlier TEMI cohort.
The TEMI mini mascot, the Pythagorean cup, made a mysterious appearance at a London art fair, as part of the inside out festival in London, where universities showcase their research work to the public. Queen Mary University of London ran a Magic Show, where, combined with the usual range of card tricks used to explain mathematical and computer science principles, the cup proved popular. The demonstration of how the ancient Greeks dealt with those greedy enough to want too much to drink engaged the audience.
TEMI Ireland is actively recruiting teachers for TEMI future cohorts. In October, the University of Limerick – TEMI partner in Ireland - gave a short presentation at a national conference for science teachers called ChemEd-Ireland. This reached over 70 second level science teachers. Following the presentation, quite a number of teachers approached the TEMI team at the coffee break, […]
The first iSER World Conference on science education in Cappadocia (Turkey) was the meeting ground for the University of Bremen (Germany) and Chiba University (Japan) to discuss and exchange ideas on physics experiments that incorporate mysteries.
TEMI Netherlands is setting up a series of astronomy masterclasses at the Montaignelyceum – a secondary school in The Hague, The Netherlands. Together with a teacher that has been strongly involved in the TEMI project, the team is developing a number of masterclasses for a group of enthusiastic 11-13 year old students.
During the weekend, Scientix organised one of the largest events in STEM education in Europe with 79 talks, 14 workshops, 7 round-tables, 25 exhibition stands and over 600 participants. Teachers, educators and policymakers showcased various European and national initiatives and presented the different tools, resources and methodologies in STEM education across Europe.
The TEMI team at Sheffield Hallam University is working closely to ensure that the CPD framework and high quality curriculum materials are flexible enough to build in the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) TEMI innovation. The GRR model encourages teachers to teach skills in a similar way to the notion of apprenticeship – where the ‘master’ gradually inducts their students, or ‘apprentices’ into an area of expertise.
In Bremen a first group of students started working on BSc and MEd theses about the TEMI methodology. One of the practical examples selected by TEMI Germany is the mystery of the chemical garden and how it can be used to prepare an enquiry based lesson. The chemical garden is a well-known show experiment, described first in 1646 by the famous German chemist Johann Rudolf Glauber.
Showmanship is one of the four innovations that make TEMI a unique project for European teachers. However, during training workshops TEMI partners are often questioned by teachers about the meaning of « showmanship » in a formal learning environment. To address this issue, TEMI Israel has developed a presentation that explains how to merge the 5E model with the showmanship innovation.
The TEMI consortium is currently busy developing classroom activities that will reflect the TEMI methodology and can be used in the classroom to introduce the 4 TEMI innovations: Create curiosity with Mysteries; Teach concepts with the 5E learning cycle; Teach skills with Gradual Release of Responsibility; Maintain motivation with Showmanship. The activities will start from practical examples from different disciplines […]
TEMI has been selected by the organising committee of the 2nd Scientix conference to contribute with a stand to a rich programme addressed to teachers, policymakers, researchers and project managers. The event will tale place 24-26 October in Brussels, Belgium and it will be one of the major networking events in STEM education in Europe. […]
We are pleased to announce that the talk given by Dr. Ran Peleg from TEMI Israel at a local TEDx event on May the 20th is now available online. Ran Peleg is an educator, actor and engineer who tries to find the links between science and theater for the sake of education.
Next week TEMI will take part in the Projects’ Networking Event « Teacher training in European projects and Policy recommendations » organised by Scientix on the 5th and 6th of September in Brussels. The event will be an important occasion to meet other STEM project representatives from across Europe to disseminate TEMI activities, discuss common issues and start new collaborations. In addition, TEMI […]
After the summer break, TEMI Bremen will start launching the first TEMI cohorts. Agreements were made with schools in Wilhelmshaven (100 km north-west of Bremen) and Lüneburg (130 km south east of Bremen) to become TEMI project schools. These schools intent to participate in TEMI with their whole groups of science teachers and also will invite teachers from their local environments.
The TEMI consortium is happy to announce that Pegasus TEMI mascots are ready to be sent out around Europe to conferences and educational events attended or held by the TEMI teaching partners. The wonderful automaton was created by the artist Tim Sargent from Heron’s ancient greek design to draw the attention of media, teachers and academic centres on […]
TEMI Netherlands invited a very special guest to lead the session dedicated to showmanship during the first TEMI workshop that took place in Leiden. Who better than a maestro of mystery and a professional illusionist could fit the bill and engage the attending teachers? Tilman Andris – a philosopher by training who turned down a PhD position for a career as professional magician – taught the teachers how to engage their students and introduced them to the theory and logic behind magic.
Scientix is happy to announce it will be covering the flights to attend the 2nd Scientix conference (Brussels, 24-26 October) of 200 STEM teachers. If you would you like to obtain a grant to cover your flight to Brussels for the Scientix conference you can apply for a grant filling in the application on the Scientix website. TEMI will attend and we hope to meet you there!
The Norwegian TEMI partner – the Vestfold College University – successfully completed the first TEMI training session with teachers from the Sandefjord municipality. Fourteen in-service science teachers were introduced by Majken Korsager (Norwegian Centre for Science Education) and Kirsten Fiskum (Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training) to the 5E methodology.
The Mystery Image Contest is a challenge for students and teachers promoted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science that offers the chance to identify a science-related object based on a close-up picture of it.
The University of Vienna organised two TEMI workshops during the “Chemistry Days”, a congress held in Salzburg, Austria, from April 23rd to 25th 2014 by the Association of Chemistry Teachers in Austria. During each workshop – that lasted about 3 hours – the TEMI austrian partner presented the project to 20 teachers who were introduced to the inquiry-based learning and the idea of using mysteries in the class.
Dale Salwak is a professor of English at Citrus College in California and a professional magician in his life beyond the classroom. In an article published on TES, professor Salwak explains that every time teachers deliver a lesson to their students, they are using the same techniques used by magicians to entertain, engage and direct the attention of the audience.
A call for proposals was opened in December 2013 with applications to be sent by Monday 13 January 2014.
January 6, 2014
The universal appeal of magic tricks, myths and mysteries are being harnessed to help school children across Europe develop a passion for science.
December 13, 2013
TEMI is recruiting an external evaluator.
A call for proposals is now opened with applications to be sent by Monday 19 August 2013.
July 13, 2013