PLATON schools: Transforming traditional lectures into future hands-on and minds-on classrooms
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PLATON invites all interested schools to bring the PLATON philosophy into their science classrooms and make it more interactive and interdisciplinary. PLATON will offer the necessary tools to teachers that will allow them to introduce an interdisciplinary aspect to their teaching, thus allowing their students to get a better understanding of the connection between what they learn at school and the world around them. In addition, teachers will be offered a toolkit, comprised of guidelines, techniques, examples and tips which will help them introduce inquiry practices into their everyday teaching progressively and at their own pace.
Finally PLATON will also offer a collection of curriculum related activities (short-term and long-term) which they can choose to use in their class as well as in collaboration with the colleagues who teach other science disciplines.
Teachers of the participating schools will receive training on all the tools and aspects of the PLATON methodology. Additionally, PLATON project partners will provide constant support to schools throughout the school year. Participating teachers will receive training certification and they will also have the opportunity to become certified PLATON ambassadors and be able to train other teachers. More particularly, the basic tools and aspects of training include:
Teachers participating in PLATON will be invited to make use of the PLATON methodology in their school during the 2017/2018 School year.
Νο. All the PLATON tools and activities are designed to be used in your ordinary science teaching classes. For teachers who are expected (or for those who just want) to carry out project activities PLATON also offers interdisciplinary project-based activities.