From the 8th till the 13th of July 2018, the partners of the Next-Lab project welcomed 34 primary and secondary school science teachers from all over Europe, who were interested in learning how to use online and remote labs in science lessons. The Go-Lab Summer School 2018 took place in Marathon, Greece and was a highly engaging and interactive experience. Participants were introduced to all aspects of the Go-Lab Ecosystem, how to use online labs and apps in Inquiry Learning Spaces, in order to offer their students more exciting and interactive science lessons.
The main objective of the summer school was to introduce teachers to the use of virtual and remote laboratories, as well as inquiry-based science teaching techniques to help them develop, improve and enhance their teaching skills and practices. The Go-Lab Summer School participants enjoyed a series of workshops, introducing them to inquiry-based science education. Topics covered during the school were, among others: What is Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) and what is the 5 phase-cycle of an inquiry? Why does IBL fit perfectly well with STEM subjects and how can Go-Lab support the implementation of IBL in STEM subjects? Furthermore, different aspects of what makes a good Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) were highlighted.
The participating teachers applied what they’ve learned by working individually and in small groups. They got the opportunity to work with other teachers from across Europe, discussed ideas and shared experiences. By the end of the week, teachers had created numerous learning activities, which encompassed all the essential features of a successful inquiry-based multidisciplinary science activity.
Additionally, teachers enjoyed the cultural archaeological sites of Attica, including the Sounio Temple of Poseidon, the Acropolis museum and the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis in Athens.