Brussels, September 20, 2012
NANOPINION is a project funded by the European Union. The main aim of the project is to establish a media-based platform to understand and identify differences in citizens’ opinions and attitudes on Nanotechnology across Europe. The NANOPINION platform will give place to a vivid, on-going dialogue about nanotechnologies between the different stakeholder groups. It will serve as a central hub for multiplier activities like (1) social media and traditional media campaigns, (2) outreach in schools (3) mini-online-courses allowing schools and the general public to study nanotechnology principles, applications and ELSA relates issues, and (4) outreach to different target groups of the general public via street labs in public spaces such as high streets and shopping malls, including urban and rural areas as well as reaching marginalised communities and social groups, with the aim of gathering their opinions and attitudes (5) providing virtual platforms as well as live events where the opinion of different stakeholders can be shared, discussed and voiced, therefore allowing different target groups to interact and exchange views.
In this light, NANOPINION is looking for 16 dynamic, motivated and creative teachers to help us conduct Nanotechnology outreach to schools throughout Europe via teacher training and school competitions and explore how to incorporate nanotechnologies into school curricula. Are you interested to become part of this multinational team of teachers? If yes, then join us and apply today to become a member of our NANOPINION Teachers team!
European Schoolnet (EUN) is looking for 16 Science or Technology teachers. Teachers from the following 19 countries can apply:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom or Turkey.
Tasks of NANOPINION Teachers:
- Participate in one Teacher Coordinator meeting in Belgium with all 16 teachers
- Identify how the information and tools of the platform can be best used within the official curricula of your country;
- Some teachers will help setting up five national workshops
- Other teachers will help set up online training sessions
- Optional task: help us develop nanotechnology materials for schools
Complete information on the tasks foreseen can be found in the following documents:
- How to apply: fill in the application form below by October 10th 2012
- Selected teachers will be informed by the end of October
Further information, contact Xenia Lauritsen at: xenia.lauritsen[AT]eun.org