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Small Ideas of Science

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In PLATON, we have reviewed the curricula of six countries and have come up with a "super-curriculum" (what we call the "Small Ideas of Science"); a curriculum that covers all the individual curricula studied and which encompasses all the science concepts taught in different science disciplines of differet countries. Based on our interdisciplinary methodology we are able to establish connections between these concepts through the Big and the Intermediate deas of Science, even if they come from different science disciplines. By identifying such connections, teachers are able to introduce them to students in an interdisciplinary way, communicate the Big Ideas of Science to them and ultimately help them understand that all science concepts, regardless the discipline they are taught in, are there to describe the same thing; our world!

Big Ideas of Science Intermediate Ideas of Science

3D Map of Science Ideas 

CLICK ON THE BIG IDEAS BELOW TO VIEW THE CORRESPONDING INTERMEDIATE AND THE SMALL IDEAS OF SCIENCE




QUANTUM   Subatomic particles properties Quanta and quantum waves
Quantum properties
 Phenomena and applications Macroscopic quantum phenomena and applications
Quantum phenomena

About

PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
  • Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
  • Support the use of online educational tools;
  • Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.

 

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