TEMI Congress

Temi Congress



15-17 April 2016 Leiden, The Netherlands

The “Teaching the TEMI way” congress will be a large training and dissemination event addressed to 200 European secondary school teachers and stakeholders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives. The conference aims to be:

  • a significant network building event among European main actors in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • an important venue to learn and discuss science teaching by sharing experiences in innovative methodologies and focusing on the common European aspects

TEMI trained teachers will

  • share and discuss lessons learned, strengths and challenges of the implementation of TEMI in the classroom
  • deepen their understanding of how to apply each of the TEMI innovations
  • enjoy 3 days with like-minded colleagues from other countries

teachers trainers and new TEMI teachers will

  • understand the TEMI methodology and its value
  • gain insight into how the TEMI methodology could be used implemented in training and in the classroom
  • establish contacts with TEMI management and experts in science education

policymakers and their advisors will

  • be informed about trends in science education and how Inquiry Based Science Education is changing in response to TEMI and similar programmes.
  • meet teachers from across Europe to understand the challenges they face
  • discuss with peers and experts from different countries

project managers working in STEM initiatives and the Scientix community will

  • learn about the TEMI outcomes and lessons learned
  • find synergies and network
  • discuss how formal education best practices can inform informal learning and vice-versa

The congress programme will reflect the TEMI methodology by offering occasions to learn, discuss and share experiences. A rich agenda of 15 workshops about different aspects of the TEMI methodology, keynote lectures, theatre and magic shows, round tables and a fair, will ensure that every participant has the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and learn from it.


Friday, 15th April

13:30 – 16:45 Pre-congress programme in collaboration with EU Space Awareness
17:00 – 18:00  Registration
18:00 – 19:15 Opening session – Keynote speeches
19:15  – 20:30 Light buffet
21:00 – 22:30  Science theatre show

Saturday, 16th April

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote speeches
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 1 Workshop
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 2 Workshop
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 3 Workshop
19:00 – 20:00 Reception and fair
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner

Sunday, 17th April

09:00 – 10:30  Session 4 Workshop
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 5 Workshop
12:30 – 13:00 Closing remarks
13:00 – 13:30 Grand finale
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


The congress is by invitation only.

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Download the Programme and the Event Guide.