Science On Stage - Deutschland

The European Network For Science Teachers

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Science on Stage Deutschland e.V. enables STEM teachers to broaden their horizons and be inspired by the ideas and experience of the European colleagues. The ultimate goal is to improve science teaching and thus encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering.

Facts & figures

  • Non-profit association since 2003;
  • Via its network SonSD reaches up to 8,000 teachers and educational experts in Germany:
  • Member of the European network of Science on Stage Europe which reaches up to 100,000 teachers Europe-wide.
    (Extrapolation by country representatives in 2011)


The evaluation made by Tanja Tajmel and Ingo Salzmann of the Humboldt-University Berlin shows:

  • 79% of participating teachers have incorporated ideas that were presented at Science on Stage events into their own lessons;
  • Abt. 70% of the teachers agreed that participation increased their motivation and joy in teaching;
  • 50% of participating teachers have incorporated ideas, they had acquired through Science on Stage events into teacher training in their home countries and thus functioned as multipliers.

 

Find the detailed evaluation report of Tanja Tajmel from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which she presented at the Materials Research Society MRS 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, here.


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Main supporter

 

think ING., the initiative of the Federation of German Employers' Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries (GESAMTMETALL).

The foundation Jugend forscht e. V. is cooperating partner of the national selection event 2012 and the Science on Stage festival 2013 in Slubice - Frankfurt (Oder). They also cooperate for the national Science on Stage event 2014 and the project Teachers & Scientists. The foundation Jugend forscht e. V. is also cooperating partner of the national Science on Stage festival 2016 in Berlin.



"iStage - Developing New Teaching Materials for ICT (information communication technologies) in Natural Sciences" (2011/2012) as well as "iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching" (2013/2014) have been made possible by SAP. Furthermore, SAP proudly supports the project "iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching" (2015/2016) as well as the National Science on Stage festival 2016 in Berlin.

The Science on Stage festival 2013 in Slubice - Frankfurt (Oder) as well as several teacher trainings in Karlsruhe, Lüneburg and Dortmund in 2015 have been supported by IBM. IBM is also cooperating partner of the nationale Science on Stage festival 2016 in Berlin.


The Siemens Foundation supported the project "Teaching Science in Europe 3" as well as the Science on Stage festival 2013. The Siemens Foundation is also supporter of the national Science on Stage festival 2016 in Berlin.

The Heidehof Foundation supported the Science on Stage festival 2008 in Berlin and is supporter of the Science on Stage festival 2013. The Heidehof Foundation is also supporter of the national Science on Stage festival 2016 in Berlin.


The foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung supported "Teaching Science in Europe 3". Robert Bosch Stiftung supports follow-up activities of the Science on Stage festival, teacher trainings and an excursion for teachers.



The foundation Technologiestiftung Berlin supports and supported:

  • the Science on Stage festival 2008 in Berlin
  • teacher trainings in Berlin 2009/2010 and 2011/2012
  • national selection events 2010 and 2012 for the Science on Stage festivals 2011 and 2013
  • teacher trainings "Science on Stage" in 2013/2014


Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln der Investitionsbank Berlin gefördert,
kofinanziert von der Europäischen Union, Europäischer Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung 'Investition in Ihre Zunkunft!

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