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.
Since the end of September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft is 'sleeping' on the comet surface. Nevertheless scientist are still working on the acquired data. Using high resolution images provided by Osiris, new insights into the geology of comet surface and its interior have been obtained. In the laboratories of the Cnr-Ifn Padova the optical head of one of the eyes of the Osiris instrument has been designed, realized and tested
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
On November 21th, the National research Council of Italy marked its 95th anniversary: a special ceremony was organised in the Cnr Rome headquarters, attended by major institutional representative
Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement
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
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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