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Now the chemistry lessons are more attractive and accessible to pupils in high schools and gymnasium

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Now the chemistry lessons are more attractive and accessible to pupils in high schools and gymnasium

Chemical and phenomena processes have become easier to understand by the pupils in high schools and gymnasium. They have now at their disposal a new way of learning chemistry, allowing them to get a clearer image on the basics and chemical applications, having the possibility to interact in a virtual and secured environment.

This is possible subsequently to implementing the project “Looking to the future - Professional training of teaching staff for using the modern IT resources in the efficient teaching of chemistry”, with a funding from European funds in amount of 11,907,304 lei, through the Sectoral Operational Program Human Resources Development. The Beneficiary, the Bucharest „Polytechnic” University – Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, has had as partners the „Polytechnic” University in Timişoara and SIVECO Romania SA.

The project’s main objective was targeted on the training and development of the competences of the chemistry teaching staff’s from the gymnasium and high school education, in order to improve its capacity in using the interactive methods for the teaching - learning process.

The project “Looking to the future” has been built around a modern education platform, a specialized teaching material and a library of digitized chemistry lessons have been created in this respect. Thus, new pedagogical tools and curricular resources have been made available to the chemistry teachers.

The Bucharest „Polytechnic” University and SIVECO Romania S.A. have developed two programs of lifelong professional training for the teachers teaching chemistry subjects in the pre-university education system: “TIC - Chemistry” and “Looking to the future  eChemistry”, accredited through OMECTS 6545/12.12.2011. 2,750 teachers teaching in the pre-university schools network have attended, during a period of two years, training sessions in the field of using information technology and communications and specialty improvement, receiving 35 transferable credits.

“Together with the project team, I am convinced we have helped the teachers in the preuniversity education in demonstrating their pupils how nice chemistry is and how much satisfaction can one get from exercising a profession in this field. Through this program, we have provided attractive and easy to use IT instruments, which will contribute in attracting and the academic training of future chemists. These instruments are developed in such a manner as to ensure the pupils a theoretical and practical training at European standards, preparing them to align to the regulations in the field”, has declared prof. ing. Ana Maria Joşceanu, PhD., project manager, Bucharest „Polytechnic” University.

The results achieved following the project’s implementation and the modalities of involving in the activities of the teaching staff community, in view of promoting the good teaching practices identified, will be presented within 8(eight) press conferences, to be held according to the following schedule:

  • Baia Mare - 16.02.2013
  • Vaslui - 17.02.2013
  • Constanţa - 21.02.2013
  • Timişoara - 22.02.2013
  • Craiova - 23.02.2013
  • Târgu Mureş - 23.02.2013
  • Iaşi - 27.02.2013
  • Bucureşti - 28.02.2013.

The project POSDRU/87/1.3/S/61839 „Looking to the future - Professional training of teaching staff for using the modern IT resources in the efficient teaching of chemistry” has been funded from European funds in amount of 11,907,304 lei, and has been developed during the period September 2010 – February 2013, under the coordination of Bucharest „Polytechnic” University, in partnership with SIVECO Romania and „Polytechnic” University in Timişoara.

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