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 seminar 'The biogeochemical cycling of mercury' is organized by Ise-Cnr (Istituto per lo studio degli ecosistemi). Mercury (Hg) is one of the most investigated natural elements and potential contaminants in the world and in the Mediterranean area in particular. It is considered a priority pollutant due to its unique properties and adverse effects on human health and environment, and is a major driving force for international action. The purpose of this seminar is to give an insight to the cycling of Hg in the aquatic environment and at the air-water interface. In particular, the formation and distribution of DGM, air-water Hg flux, and the contribution of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms to the production of DGM in aquatic systems will be discussed
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
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
The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) is a refereed, open access journal that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. The journal is edited by the Cnr Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD)
The Cnr S&T Digital Library makes available research products, datasets, data and information on research activities, projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills, as well as digitised cultural and historical heritage contents
The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923. The mission of Cnr has been defined in the first Statute dated 1924: to coordinate and stimulate research activity at a National level in the different areas of science, to keep in contact with various stakeholders on scientific matters and to establish National scientific laboratories
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