On the 8th May 2015, Ciência Viva organised the international “Innovation Swap Workshop” (ISW) in Portugal. The event brought together 56 participants – 33 teachers, 11 students, 10 experts / speakers, 2 representatives of the Ministry of Education – and 12 project partners.
The ISW was an opportunity for participants to exchange examples of good practices carried out in Portuguese and British schools and in different institutions with STEM programmes for students. A debate on gender issues (how to promote girls’ interest in engineering courses) followed the presentations. The teachers’ also evaluated the event in an anonymous questionnaire, and so far, all respondents have attributed 4 (scale: 1 to 4) to the item Global Evaluation of the Event. Although some respondents suggested more time should have been allocated for debate.
The full report on the workshop can be found here (pdf), where you can also find more information about the projects and education materials discussed.