Around 450 STEM teachers from 30 countries, including Ireland come together to exchange innovative teaching ideas at a fair, in workshops and on stage at the the 2017 Science on Stage festival in Debrechen last week.
Nine Irish science teachers attended the 2017 Science on Stage festival in Debrechen last week.
- Paul Nugent, Santa Sabina, IOPI teacher network coordinator and Irish delegation lead.
- Declan Cathcart, Temple Carrig School – “The Wonderful World of Woodlice”
- Máire Duffy, Clonkeen College – “Homemade Electroscopes”
- Robert Clarke, Confey College – “Green Greens?”
- Nicola Sheehan, Donabate Community College – “Numeracy with Knitting”
- Enda Carr, St. Marys Secondary School Glasnevin – “Zippie Chemistry”
- Sean Fogarty, St. Mary’s Seconday School – “Fun with Electomagnetism”
- David Keenehan, IOPI Teacher Network Coordinator – “Rotation”
- David O’Connell, Christian Brothers‘ Cork –”The magic of Science”
Robert Clarke and Declan Cathcart received highly commended awards at the festival and Paul Nugent was elected to the executive board.
Robert Clarke and Declan Cathcart pictured with awards
The team have collected many innovative teaching ideas from the festival and will work on these over the summer to produce a booklet of teaching ideas and demos which will be shared on the Science on Stage website.
Science on Stage Ireland is coordinated by Dr. Eilish McLoughlin, CASTeL and Mr. Paul Nugent, IOPI teacher network coordinator. Science on Stage Ireland is supported by the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) at Dublin City University, the Institute of Physics in Ireland (IOPI) and Science Foundation Ireland.