Teaching material “What is light?” created by educational researchers received international recognition
The international education portal Scientix recognised the University of Tartu and the Estonian Nanotechnology Competence Centre for creating the teaching material “What is light?” for the project “Quantum Spin-Off – connecting schools with high-tech research and entrepreneurship”.
The education portal Scientix, which is managed by the European Schoolnet and unites the community of researchers and teachers, gave the project team the first Scientix Resources Award in the category of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching materials addressed to students for compiling the learning station “What is light?”.
The Scientix portal draws special attention to the awarded teaching material in newsletters, at events organised by Scientix and in media campaigns. The teaching material has also been translated into Greek, English and German.
The project “Quantum Spin-Off – connecting schools with high-tech research and entrepreneurship” wants to show how an innovative idea can lead to the founding of a new enterprise.
The project is targeted at higher secondary school students as well as at their teachers interested in the field. Participants of the project use the learning resources of the field and get an experience of applying research findings in their virtual enterprise.
The project is financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.