The IBR and community: learning and teaching science

IBR was presented in the ” Libreciencia “, which aims to achieve a balance with the Secondary School Improvement in the Teaching of Science and stimulate scientific vocations .

A group of doctoral fellows of the Institute involved in the project showed the progress made to date.

Their preferences for working with teachers coming in IBR laboratories , are part of the bioremediation of water and mainly in experiments with different kinds of microorganisms.

“The main thing is that teachers can carry out the experiments in the classroom, with simple and easy to access items without having equipped labs in schools ,” explain the fellows , and added , ” we want to take on a challenge , and we want to be attractive and arouse interest in faculty and students. ”

The idea is that students can experience and describe what they see , have a first concrete approach to spark creativity and questions on them.

There are team

The group , led by Drs. Eleonora Garcia Vescovi , and Celia Machado, consists Doctoral Fellows who work in the Doctoral Thesis IBR .

Graduate students spend time weekly with features and acquire a voluntary commitment to participate for at least two consecutive years, with the approval of their respective Directors .

“This participation provides young looking, dynamic and motivated advanced students in the scientific path , who have a recent link with the problems , concerns and motivations High School student ,” says Garcia Vescovi , who brings his experience through his career in the scientific career and university teaching.

Some of the post-graduate students involved also provide teaching experience through the performance of Teaching Assistants positions in the UNR .
Machado , a specialist in the field of science education , stresses that the project ‘s strategic objective socialization of knowledge and scientific and technological work .