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dc.contributor.authorTorras Melenchón, Núria
dc.contributor.authorGrau Vilalta, Maria Dolors
dc.contributor.authorFont Soldevila, Josep
dc.contributor.authorFreixas Bosch, Josep
dc.identifier.citationTorras Melenchón, Núria [et al.]. EXPLORE: an action to bring science and technology closer to secondary school. "JOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education", Juny 2015, vol. 5, núm. 2, p. 75-86.
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the experience of an initiative, the EXPLORE courses, designed to bring science and technology closer to secondary school and to encourage scientific and technological vocations. The EXPLORE courses, organised by “EXPLORATORI dels Recursos de la Natura” project, are particularly addressed to secondary school teachers and are conducted at Catalonia (north-east of Spain). The main objective is to provide secondary school teachers with the opportunity to explore the natural resources. Based on a combination of face-to-face and online learning, the programme of the courses uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEAM (STEM + art) fields. Data presented in this paper correspond to the 2012 and 2013 editions. The results, which were obtained from a written questionnaire completed by participating teachers of EXPLORE courses, indicate that more than 70% of secondary school teachers were encouraged to introduce some course contents on their teaching classes after participating in an EXPLORE course
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Ensenyament secundari
dc.subject.lcshHigh school teachers
dc.subject.lcshScience Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Education Society
dc.subject.lcshTeachers--Training of
dc.subject.otherTeacher education
dc.subject.otherSecondary school
dc.subject.otherSTEM education
dc.subject.otherSTEAM education
dc.subject.otherNatural resources
dc.subject.otherScientific and technological vocations
dc.titleEXPLORE: an action to bring science and technology closer to secondary school
dc.subject.lemacProfessors -- Ensenyament secundari
dc.subject.lemacProfessors -- Formació
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorTorras Melenchón, Núria; Grau Vilalta, Maria Dolors; Font Soldevila, Josep; Freixas Bosch, Josep
local.citation.publicationNameJOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education

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    8th International Conference on University Teaching and Innovation (CIDUI): Flexible Training Models

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