From April 2015 to March 2016
4 Italian Regions (Campania, Lazio, Piemonte, Sicilia)

High School Students, Teachers, Researchers

600 Students
25 Teachers


The project PASS aims at training secondary school science teachers from five italian regions on cutting edge science topics and innovative didactics of science and engaging their students in independent and collective learning strategies aimed at conducting accurate and aware scientific debates.

The main goals of the project are:

  • Training Italian science teachers on cutting-edge scientific topics in the contest of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE);
  • Promoting the use of multimedia and digital technologies in the context of science education;
  • Fostering critical thinking and debating skills among young students;
  • Supporting Italian schools towards career orientation in STEM;
  • Facilitating sustainable networks between research organizations, science centers and schools;
  • Propagating long-term intervention practices in current Science Education supporting programs.
  • The project has been launched by a 3-day opening workshop, attended by one student and one accompanying teacher from each of the participating classes. The workshop consisted in theoretical and practical sessions on cellular and molecular biology inherent of the topics of the project, and specific training on science communication to help the students in the process of data mining in preparation of the scientific debates.

    The project has been connected to the event “Mind Journeys” organised in the context of the most prominent international outreach initiative to promote neuroscience research (the Brain Awareness Week), where the students involved in the project participated to the final phases of the competition.

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