Research communities can play a key role in improving the quality of the national educational system and promoting the transfer of knowledge “from laboratories to the classrooms”, with the ultimate goal of raising the scientific cultural level in the school system.
Thanks to its multidisciplinary nature, Cnr has activated a dense network of partnerships with educational institutions at all levels, in accordance with a framework agreement signed in 2012 with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Miur).
These initiatives are in accordance with the open education’s principles recently reaffirmed by the European Commission, considering the ‘open access’ approach as an opportunity for educational organizations, teachers and students.
The Beauty of Knowledge is an exhibition promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci) Band carried out by the Italian National Research Council (Cnr) with the contribution of the four main Italian science museums: Fondazione Idis-Città della scienza (Naples); Museo Galileo (Florence); Museo delle scienza (Trento); Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' (Milan)
A new issue of the Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) has been published. Edited by Cnr-Istituto per le tecnologie didattiche, IJET is a refereed, open access journal with theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology
By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society
Satellite mapping of school buildings is now underway, the Minster of Education, University and Research Marco Bussetti announced. He said that the mapping is the result of a collaboration with Asi-italian Space Agency and Cnr - National Research Council
In the past decade, Computational Thinking (CT) and related concepts (e.g. coding, programing, algorithmic thinking) have received increasing attention in the educational field. The report 'Developing computational thinking in compulsory education - Implications for policy and practice', provides a comprehensive overview of CT skills, core concepts and attributes and its potential for compulsory education, encompassing recent research findings and initiatives at grassroots and policy levels. The study adopts a mostly qualitative approach that comprises extensive desk research (academic and grey literature), a survey of Ministries of Education and semi-structured interviews, which provide insights from experts, practitioners and policy makers. The report discusses the most significant CT developments for compulsory education in Europe and provides a comprehensive synthesis of evidence, including implications for policy and practice
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