On 5 December 2022 AIRC organised the Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ project STARS GAME at Fondazione Golinelli. 75 teachers of secondary schools were involved in a STE(A)M workshop, an opportunity for professional growth that combines didactic experiences, developed with the game-based and inquiry-based learning method, with experimental scientific laboratories. The workshop provided teachers with tools and suggestions to develop hands-on activities for secondary school students.
At the heart of the activity were the digital Escape Rooms developed as part of the STARS GAME project: teachers were introduced to the project, they stepped into the role of researchers, through a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research, developing scientific evidence-based reasoning, problem-solving skills, innovation capacity and critical and analytical thinking.
The digital experience of the Escape Rooms was enhanced by experimental workshops in the Golinelli Foundation’s well-equipped laboratories, on biology and genetics topics. Teachers could practice first-hand, using modern instrumentation with scientific investigation techniques. An opportunity for professional and personal growth to consolidate their ability to engage students in relevant scientific experiences.
The teachers found the Multiplier Event and the STARS GAME project activities very interesting, and many of them asked to bring the project in their classes.