The Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) is organising in July the new edition of the Renewable Energy Course, intended specifically for secondary school teachers in the Science and Technology areas.
The training initiative, which is this year in its ninth edition, has the aim of providing the theoretical and practical knowledge required to teach about renewable energy and sustainability, with an updated perspective and with applications within the students' immediate context. With this objective in mind, it will comprise integrated experiments serving to use renewable energy at the school itself, providing the teachers with materials and information allowing them to teach their students values, attitudes and a critical perspective regarding the environment and technology, as well as intercultural solidarity.
The course will be delivered on 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 July from 09:00 to 14:00 hours, covering a total duration of 30 hours (15 theory and 15 practical). Registration for the course is open until 29 June via this link: http://bit.ly/1erWtpE
Renewable energy is a relatively new topic subject to constant change, which means that teachers need continuously to refresh their knowledge and create new tools and procedures in order to address these subjects in the classroom. One of the objectives of the mNACTEC is to provide technical knowledge in a global and updated manner, along with the tools needed by teachers to help train competent citizens in terms of reaching decisions that affect sustainability and the future of the planet.
The renewable energy course forms a part of the mNACTEC educational programme, in partnership with the Specific Innovation Support and Educational Research Teaching Resource Centre of the Department of Education of the Autonomous Regional Government of Catalonia.