Science on Stage festival 2019
The next European Science on Stage festival will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2019 in Cascais, Portugal, at the Estoril Congress Center. At the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers around 450 primary and secondary school teachers from 33 countries come together to exchange best practice teaching concepts. They present their most innovative ideas from teachers for teachers in a fair, in workshops, and performances.
The pre-selection for the national STEM teacher delegations starts in 2018. For further information about the application process in your country, keep checking the event section of our homepage, visit your country’s Science on Stage webpage or subscribe for our monthly appearing newsletter.
You can download the flyer with all information here.
All projects presented at the festival represent inquiry-based learning approaches. Please allocate your project to one of the guiding themes:
- Science in Early Years
- Digital Literacy and Science Education
- Science Education for a Sustainable Development
- Astronomy and Space Exploration in Science Education
- Low-Cost and Recycled Science
- Inclusive Science
- Joint projects
Projects developed in cooperation between teachers from different countries, one of whom at least participated in a previous festival. The deadline for joint project applications is 31 January 2019. The application form will follow soon.
All primary and secondary school teachers present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition, called fair. It is the main element of the festival. Other projects, selected by the programme committee of the festival, will be additionally presented in the categories ‘Workshop’ and ‘On Stage Performance’.
All participants present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition. The fair is the main element of the festival.
Workshops (50 minutes)
Interactive hands-on sessions from teachers for teachers to work together to learn and practice new skills, develop activities or create resources.
On Stage Performances (20 minutes)
Participants hold plenary presentations, performances or experimental lectures on a stage.
Application criteria and jury
The teachers taking part in our festival are selected by the National Steering Committee in their country. Those teachers present their project in a stand in the fair.
The ideal Science on Stage project
- promotes students interest in science,
- refers to everyday life,
- has a sustainable effect,
- is feasible in everyday school life and can be financed with reasonable expenses,
- promotes inquiry-based learning.
Teachers who present additionally their projects in a workshop or on stage performance are selected by the international festival jury, which consists of science teachers, educators or representatives from ministries or universities. All board members of Science on Stage Europe are also involved.
The international jury will select at the festival the best projects awarded with the European STEM Teacher Award. In this selection process the recommendations for best projects of the Nationals Steering Committees are taken into account.
Joint Projects are an additional category for projects that have been developed in an international cooperation with a former festival participant.
Prerequisites: You need to be school teachers (e.g. pre-primary, primary, secondary. University, college and research institution teachers / researchers are not eligible.)
At least one of you has attended a Science on Stage festival as delegate.
Application deadline: 31 January 2019
Download the application form here.
Open Day for visitors
On the Open Day interested visitors can join the festival for free. The date is soon to be announced. No registration required.
Estoril Congress Center
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