A big thank you to 200+ fantastic participants

The TEMI congress is over but we are sure the fruitful discussions and the shared experiences will inspire all the TEMI participants for many months to come. We will share soon the presentations and photos on the TEMI Slideshare and Flickr accounts, where you can already find a small taste. Even though the TEMI project […]

אפריל 20, 2016

TEMI Congress – The workshops

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…

אפריל 17, 2016

The Light Mystery theatre show

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.

אפריל 15, 2016

Learning through storytelling

The Innovating Pedagogy 2014 is a report published by the Open University that explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. The 2014 report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. Among them "Learning through storytelling", a pedagogy which has several resemblances with "showmanship", one of the four TEMI innovations.

אפריל 10, 2015

The Learning Teacher Network

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.

מרץ 29, 2015

"How using mysteries supports science learning" booklet available online

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.

מרץ 20, 2015

Some numbers about TEMI

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 […]

פברואר 20, 2015

TEMI at the Annual Association of Science Education Conference

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 […]

ינואר 27, 2015

A classroom check list from magician Tilman Andris

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.

ינואר 23, 2015

Teaching the TEMI way

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.

ינואר 10, 2015

Sharing TEMI ideas in Czech Republic

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

דצמבר 19, 2014

A special horse

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.

דצמבר 16, 2014

The role of TEMI teachers

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.

דצמבר 7, 2014

A mysterious cup made its appearance

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.

דצמבר 1, 2014

TEMI Ireland is recruiting teachers

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, […]

נובמבר 24, 2014

TEMI Goes to Asia

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.

נובמבר 17, 2014

Masterclasses with Teachers’ Collaboration

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.

נובמבר 10, 2014

TEMI James' magic sand at Scientix 2014

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.

אוקטובר 27, 2014

Teachers as ‘master’ inquirer leading their ‘apprentice’ students

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.

אוקטובר 13, 2014

A Chemical Garden – First TEMI Bachelor and Master Theses in Bremen

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.

אוקטובר 6, 2014

How to maintain motivation with showmanship?

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.

ספטמבר 29, 2014

Stay tuned for coming TEMI activity fact sheets

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 […]

ספטמבר 23, 2014

TEMI selected to participate to the 2nd Scientix conference

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. […]

ספטמבר 15, 2014

Science – the biggest drama in class

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.

ספטמבר 8, 2014

TEMI at the 2nd Scientix Projects' Networking Event

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 […]

אוגוסט 29, 2014

TEMI Bremen is forming hubs for professional development

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.

אוגוסט 25, 2014

TEMI mascot ready to go out around Europe to conferences and educational events

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 […]

אוגוסט 18, 2014

TEMI hires illusionist to train teachers in performance skills

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.

אוגוסט 5, 2014

Funds for teachers to attend the 2nd Scientix conference

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!

יוני 12, 2014

Storytelling and TEMI at the Vestfold College University

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.

יוני 2, 2014

You will never guess what this is

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.

מאי 21, 2014

“Great effect, students will like 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.

מאי 15, 2014

Teaching should be like conjuring a rabbit from a hat

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.

מאי 2, 2014

Teaching science through mystery

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

דצמבר 23, 2013

Open call for an external evaluator

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

יולי 10, 2013