Discover the Cosmos Teacher Training in cooperation with NTW Teachers Workshop at CERN

Published: 30/09/2012

2 times per year a group of teachers, who are active and qualified members of the German Network "Netzwerk Teilchenwelt" visit CERN in the framework of the Germans Teachers Program (CERN). During their visit they hear lectures about particle physics, visit CERN experiments, discuss with scientists and colleagues about the newest achievements in research and learn how to introduce science to the classrooms and how to interest students for particle physics.

This year also stakeholders engaged in science education like teachers' trainers and curriculum developers are invited.

The German "Netzwerk Teilchenwelt" is a network of 22 particle and astroparticle institutes in Germany and gives access to modern science for 3.500 students and 300 teachers a year. Throughout the year, about 100 young scientists demonstrate in schools and school labs all over Germany through particle physics masterclasses and cosmic-ray workshops how modern science works. Furthermore interested students and teachers are welcome to engage in particle physics and are invited to workshops at CERN and do their own research projects.

The program "Netzwerk Teilchenwelt" is run by the IKTP at TU Dresden, funded by the federal ministry of education and research (BMBF) and under the patronage of the German Physical Society (DPG).



DATE OF EVENT: 07.10.2012 - 12.10.2012


TARGET GROUPS: High school teachers, teachers' trainers, curriculum developers

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