The 3rd subproject of the SROP 3.1.1 project of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development held a workshop conference on the 30th June in Budapest about the topic of natural sciences education.
It was an occasion for eight cooperating partner schools participating in the project to present their natural sciences modules which they have tested in practice during the school year. These included easy to do, yet very interesting physics and chemistry experiments, tasks connecting physical education with natural sciences and a software which facilitates teaching about ecosystems in a playful way. Besides, four pilot methods were presented, which could be used while teaching natural sciences. Schools’ feedback was unanimously positive about the materials developed together with colleagues of the HIERD. In a closing lecture series, guest speakers (amongst others Katalin Néder and Edit Lippai from the HIERD) shared their thoughts about the topic of the conference, to inspire future developments, and to promote joint brainstorming about teaching natural sciences interactively. Topics discussed included learning supported by mobile applications, network learning and the advantages of international relations, teaching about sustainability and the method of a frame story and games in teaching.