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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
EU-HOU – Connecting classrooms to the Milky Way
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
CONFERENCE OR SEMINAR
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 510308-LLP-1-2010-1-FR-COMENIUS-CMP
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCES
Maths, chemistry & physics
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
General secondary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
4, place Jussieu
75252 - Cedex 05
Paris
France
www.upmc.fr
 
Anne-Laure Melchior
33/1/40512061
33/1/40512061
trainingradio@euhou.net
Gilles Chagnon
33/1/44276011
33/1/53104330
Gilles.Chagnon@upmc.fr
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
The teachers are encouraged to visit the Web site of the project (http://www.euhou.net) where news and pedagogical resources are available. Teachers should be able to communicate in English on scientific topics.
Improving the attractiveness of science and technology careers among youngsters is widely recognized as vital in light of the Lisbon agenda. Schools can make science education more attractive by improving the quality of in-classroom science education and sound use of informal in-school activities. Our main goal is the promotion of experimental science teaching to improve scientific education in schools, by “taking” hands-on experimental active learning into the classroom.
In 2012, the worldwide radiotelescope ALMA will start operations. Radioastronomy is entering a new golden age and will unveil the Universe as never before, a fantastic opportunity for widening formal and informal educational training and public involvement, in schools and through science centres and museums, for making a science impact on young people. This project will develop the first European network of radiotelescopes for education, enabling schools to explore the Milky Way through Internet, and IBSE pedagogical resources to be used in the classrooms. The prepared pedagogical material will be ultimately published on the multilingual Web site of the project and on CD rom distributed in European schools. Last, Web2 tools will allow teachers to share knowledge and experiences.
The main goal of this seminar is to present to secondary school teachers the developments undertaken by the Multilateral project (510308-LLP-2010-FR-COMENIUS-CMP), entitled “EUHOU. Connecting classrooms to the Milky Way” and to get feed-back. It is also an opportunity for teachers to be associated to this project and get involved in investigation work.
Some lectures will be proposed to provide an overview of selected topics of radioastronomy and give an idea of the current state of the art. Emphasis will be put on the presentation of the tools currently developed in the EUHOUMW project: some demonstration and practical testing will be proposed. Discussions will be favoured in order to get feed-back from end-users.
The idea is to associate teachers to the production and localisation of the pedagogical resources based on radioastronomy, and to involve them in the testing of tools with in particular the European network of radiotelescopes, enabling pupils to observe the Milky Way from classrooms and to investigate radioastronomical data with the pupil-friendly software SalsaJ.
Subsequent contact with the trainers will be encouraged. The teachers will be encouraged to register on the Web site and use Web2 tools. They will be offered the first access to the remotely control radiotelescope network and/or to contribute to the development of new resources in interaction with researchers. Collaborative works based on investigation method between different European schools will be encouraged, including proposals of Comenius school partnerships.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day 1
9:00am-9:30am Welcome and presentation of the EU-HOU project,
9:30am-10:30am An introduction to radioastronomy
10:30-11:00am Coffee break
11:00am-12:00am Presentation of the LAB whole sky survey and our current view of the Milky Way
12:00am-12:30pm Remote Internet Satellite Receiving Network – a radio amateur project as platform for education
12:30pm-2:00am Lunch break
2:00pm-3:00pm Satellite Doppler shift measurement (workshop)
3:00pm-4:00pm Analysis of radioastronomical data with SalsaJ (workshop)
4:00pm-4:30pm Tea break
4:30pm-5:00pm Presentation of the EUHOUMW exhibition on radioastronomy
5:00pm- 6:00pm Didactical Misconceptions concerning the Universe

Day 2
9:00-10:00am Current challenges in radioastronomy : Radiotelescopes of the future
10:00am – 10:30am Presentation of the EUHOUMW simulator of HI observations,
10:30-11:00am Coffee break
11:00am-12:00am Presentation of the EUHOUMW radiotelescope network
12:00am 12:30pm EU-HOU Internet Educational Solar Radio Telescope
1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch break
2:00pm-3:00pm Measuring the Sun temperature (workshop)
3:00pm-4:00pm Demonstration of radioastronomical on-line observations (workshop)
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion and preparation of collaborative work.
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Europass Mobility certificate; Certificate of attendance
 
Europass Mobility certificate; Certificate of attendance
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