Esto es mi press kit:
Under the motto "Crossing borders in science teaching" the 8th European Science on Stage festival took place from 25 to 28 April 2013. Around 350 pedagogues from 29 countries met in Subice - Frankfurt to share their most innovative teaching ideas. Italy attended with 12 delegates winning 2 of the 5 available prizes with the projects "Matebilandia" and "Kids Science". Photos can be seen at www.nicolamarras.it/calcolatoria
(in english, menu: Science on Stage).
Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. The overall aims of Science on Stage are to:
provide a forum for teachers to exchange teaching ideas for the sciences;
inspire and re-enthuse science teachers;
inform teachers about wider science research;
raise the profile of science teaching in the countries involved.
My stand was quite successful and, although not in competition for a prize because slide rules are not "innovative teaching tools", it was always full and my math show was very appreciated.
The Polish television made me a 10-minute interview, entitled "Unplugged calculators: making a bridge between past and future", where I was able to explain the need to not forget about the computing tools that have helped to create the modern world, with an emphasis on the fact that today some people just punch numbers into a calculator expecting it to provide the correct answer. This can be a problem in the next future: without a critical approach lies ahead for many of them only a future as "non-electronic terminals". I also believe that we can not learn mathematics without having a rough idea of how calculations were made before the modern era: it would be like teaching history starting from the invention of the automobile and this was the program that I have tried to communicate by executing "special lessons" in the schools of my island. The next appointment is in November, when I will present the story of the traditional computing in the Cagliari Festival Scienza, the main scientific event in Sardinia. The aim of the Festival is to transfer to all, but especially to young people, the pleasure of scientific knowledge through the variety of scheduled events and active participation of visitors.
Ahora veemo lo que va a pasar!