Opening Schools to STEM Careers MOOC

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Heads of School and career counsellors are encouraged to participate in the new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled Opening Schools to STEM Careers

This course is funded by Erasmus+ in collaboration with Scientix (funded by Horizon 2020) and STEM Alliance. The course is free of charge and aims to promote STEM subjects and careers in class and from an early age.

Further information can be found in this brochure.

Training Seminar: Is this child gifted?

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The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes recently organized a training seminar entitled Is this Child Gifted?

The 120 seminar participants were actively engaged in the discussion led by Dr Lianne Hoogeveen.  Dr Lianne from Radboud University (Netherlands) is highly accomplished in the field.  She is the Head of the Centre for the Study of Giftedness (CBO) and member of the Executive Committee of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA).  Indeed Dr Lianne managed to integrate scientific research to professional practice by outlining the different profiles of gifted learners, a range of gifted education models and the roles of teachers, peers and parents in the process.

The seminar was partly funded through Scientix 3 (H2020) European funds.

The seminar has been reviewed by the European Schoolnet on the Scientix Blog at

STEM comparative report

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The information provided in this report is based on the national contributions received from the ScientixNational Contact Points representing 30 countries, in response to a survey on national measures and initiatives to increase students’ interest in pursuing STEM studies and careers, launched in the summer of 2015 byEuropean Schoolnet. This main source of data is complemented with information presented by a number of Ministries of Education during European Schoolnet’s annual conference, Eminent, on 18-19 November 2015, which was organised by the Scientix project.

The previous edition of the current report was published in 2011. This report is the latest edition, and has been written by European Schoolnet, with the support of the project Scientix. This latest report in the series updates the information published on certain issues in the 2011 edition, provides further information where available about ongoing initiatives, as well as new information concerning the additional nine countries who have contributed to this year’s report (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, and the United Kingdom).

Moreover, this 2015 edition of the report has a special focus on teacher education policies and initiatives. This focus is the result of the previous edition of the report (covering a wide range of issues in relation to STEM education), which identified improving initial teacher education and continuous professional development at the heart of the drive to make STEM studies and professions a more popular option for young learners. This current edition looks more deeply into how countries are developing initiatives in these areas.

Download the full report here.

Scientix e-book reader

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Kindly note that a new interactive eBook for the Scientix project was recently launched.

This publication can be read and downloaded on the Scientix Works webpage:


Furthermore, the first on-line debate with Debating Europe was launched on Thursday “Can innovation be taught?

I  strongly encourage you to disseminate this debate and encourage your HoDs and /or support teachers to participate in it.

Scientix General Conference: New Perspectives on Early Years and Primary Science Education

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Kindergarten Assistants, Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and Senior Management Team members in Kindergarten Centres and Primary Schools are kindly invited to participate in a conference entitled: New Perspectives on Early Years and Primary Science Education. The conference is organised by the Department of Curriculum Management as part of the Scientix Project Implementation. The initiative is supported by MCST. The Conference will be held at DĦS Conference Centre, Triq il-Palazz l-Aħmar, Santa Venera on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015. The event programme and venue map are attached to this circular. The aim of the conference is to engage early years and primary level educators in innovative science education pedagogical practices based on the Little Scientists’ House Programme.