The fifth (and second last) transnational meeting of the project will take place on December 15th in the IDIBELL facilities in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, next to Barcelona city. The four partners will put ideas in common in order to face the last year of the project. Also, feedback from the multiplier events will be shared.
100 teachers will be involved in a one-day training session at Opificio Golinelli in Bologna, where they will discover and experience first-hand the escape rooms of the STARS GAME project, learn more about the Inquiry-based and Game-based learning methodologies applied and the digital tools used, and discuss together with science communicators the implementation of the project with the students.
Following Monday’s workshop for students at INS Bellvitge and Tuesday morning at INS Bisbe Berenguer, IDIBELL scientific communicators will present the STARS Game project to a group of students from Institut Jesuïtes Joan XXIII.
During this week, IDIBELL will visit four high schools of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in order to conduct the second round of workshops with students. The first visit will be on Monday 21st November to Institut Bellvitge, where IDIBELL will explain the STARS Game project to three groups of secondary students.
As a multiplier event of the project, IDIBELL will present the STARS Game project at Gutenberg Campus, in CosmoCaixa (Barcelona), that will take place on 19th September 2022. The attendees will learn about the co-creation of the escape room, ask their questions to science communicators and afterwards will be able to experience the escape room in first person.
Helmholtz Munich will start the second round of Design Thinking Workshops for researchers. The goal is to jointly develop game clues for the Escape Room and to put oneself in the students’ perspective as much as possible.
The fourth transnational meeting of the project will have place on June 30th and July 1st in Ljubljana, Slovenia, hosted by Eda 6 d.o.o. The partners will put each other up to date and will work on the planning for the second half of the project, which will last until September 2023.
Helmholtz will present the Escape Room to 50 teachers at the science fair “FORSCHA – Münchner Wissenschaftstage“. The STARS GAME project and its research- and game-based approach will be presented. Afterwards, the teachers can get active themselves, test the Escape Room and discuss the links to their own teaching. In October, the second part of the multiplier event will take place.
The last implementation session of the second year of the project will take place in the local institute INS Bisbe Berenguer, where IDIBELL science communicators will bring the digital escape room into the classroom.
On Tuesday, the implementation of the escape room at Jesuïtes Bellvitge Joan XXIII will take place with a group of first year secondary students.
IDIBELL scicomms and secondary students from INS Bellvitge will start the week by playing the STARS Game escape room and learning about biomedical research and team working. These will be the first sessions of the second implementation round in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
From 23rd to 27th May, AIRC scientific communicators will conduct the last activities at Matteotti-Pellico Institute: students, divided into teams of researchers, will present their scientific posters, prepared with the information collected from the escape rooms, and they’ll discuss the results of their researches.
After working in groups, collecting data and information in the STARS GAME escape rooms, the students of Malalbergo Ins. will present their scientific posters to their classmates. Scientific communicators will lead the discussion among the students to share their results and come to a synthesis of their research
From 2nd to 6th May, the students of 9 classes of the Matteotti-Pellico Institute of Turin will play the STARS GAME escape rooms: they will be divided into four teams of researchers – microbiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists and anatomopathologists – and they will investigate on an unknown disease.
On Thursday, February 17th, IDIBELL will conduct a workshop with students at INS Bisbe Berenguer. This will be the last session of the second round of workshops for students.
Following Monday’s workshop for students at INS Bellvitge, IDIBELL scientific communicators will present the STARS Game project to a group of students from Institut Jesuïtes Joan XXIII.
During this week, IDIBELL will visit four high schools of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in order to conduct the second round of workshops with students. The first visit will be on 14th February to Institut Bellvitge, where IDIBELL will explain the STARS Game project to three groups of secondary students.
On 20th January 2022, IDIBELL will host the third transnational event of the STARS Game project. The four partners will share their respective experiences with the implementation of the scientific escape room in the high schools.
On Thursday 30th December, Helmholtz Munich will implement the Digital Escape Room digitally with two main groups of the Realschule Landshut: one with 29 and another one with 22 students. The students will have two weeks’ time after having played with the Escape Room to prepare a poster that will be presented on January 14th in front of the class.
This Monday, the first round of implementation sessions will finish with the visit to INS Mercè Rodoreda, where IDIBELL will present the escape room to a group of secondary school students who will play the game. With the feedback received from all these sessions, the partners will work on improving the escape room.
On Friday 17th December, IDIBELL will visit Institut Jesuïtes Bellvitge Joan XXIII, the third participating high school, in order to implement the virtual escape room.
This week, the first round of implementation will take place. IDIBELL members will visit the four participating high schools, where the same students that attended the workshops will play the scientific escape room. The organizing partner will collect feedback from students and teachers in order to evaluate the project.
The first implementation session will be in INS Bisbe Berenguer on Tuesday, 14th December.
On this Friday, the second workshop addressed to science teachers of the four participating high schools of L’Hospitalet will be held by IDIBELL. The organization members will show the escape room to teachers so that they can introduce the activity to students before the implementation sessions.
Students from 9 classes of the Matteotti-Pellico Institute of Turin will meet AIRC scientific communicators to talk about careers in research, the scientific method and multidisciplinary approaches, in a dialogue with game based and interactive activities.
16 teachers from the Matteotti-Pellico Institute in Turin will discuss with AIRC’s scientific communicators about methodologies for learning STE(A)M, scientific educational experiences and the value of Inquiry and Game-based learning methods.
STARS GAME digital escape room arrives at school: the classes of the Malalbergo Institute involved in the project, guided by AIRC scientific communicators, were divided into teams of researchers of different disciplines (Microbiologists, Anatomopathologists, Molecular Biologists and Immunologists) and experienced the digital game-based activity.
The second transnational meeting will be hosted by HMGU. From 22th to 24th September, the four partners will meet in Münich in order to put together the collected information from the past workshops, and coordinate the implementation of the escape room.
During the following four weeks, IDIBELL will host four workshops with researchers in order to start imagining the scientific game that will be introduced into the high schools. The aim is to come up with fresh and great ideas that are useful to design a stimulating scientific escape room.
On March 4th, Helmholtz Munich will host an online workshop for teachers with the aim of explaining the STARS Game project. The attendees are science teachers from the school Realschule Landshut that will participate in the project. They will help introduce the virtual escape room to their students.
Today, on 24th February, IDIBELL will conduct the last workshop for students in this first round. It will count on the participation of Institut Mercè Rodoreda, the 4th participating high school of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
After the two first workshops with students, on 23th February, IDIBELL will present the STARS Game project to another local high school: INS Bellvitge. This will be the third session and three groups of students will participate.
During this week, IDIBELL will visit four high schools of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in order to conduct the first workshops with students. The first visit will be on 16th February to Institut Bisbe Berenguer, where IDIBELL will explain the STARS Game project to a group of secondary students.
AIRC scientific communicators will conduct the first Workshops with students, involving 3 classes of Malalbergo Institute in Baricella (Bologna); they will introduce the Erasmus+ project STARS GAME, with innovative activities on STEM topics.
Today, IDIBELL will host an online workshop for teachers with the aim of explaining the STARS Game project. The attendees are science teachers from the high schools of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat that will participate in the project. They will help introduce the virtual escape room to their students.
Helmholtz Munich science communicators will conduct 5 Design Thinking online-sessions with scientists to come up with scientific clues for the Digital Escape Room. Due to Covid restrictions, all the 5 sessions at Helmholtz Munich will take place online and will see the attendance of 7 young scientists (4 PhD students, 1 Post-Doc and 2 Principal Investigators). The 7 scientists are from 6 different nationalities: Italian, Greek, German, American, Indian, and Chinese. The main digital tool used to carry out the workshops will be Miro Board, a digital interactive whiteboard enabling visual collaboration for teams, that will facilitate the interaction between the participants and keep a good concentration.
At the end of the sessions the scientists will learn how to communicate their science using empathy and considering the target audience’s point of view and will come up with two scientific clues for the Digital Escape room, tailored to 10-12 years old kids.
On this week, the kick-off event of the STARS GAME project will take place. All four partners: AIRC, HMGU, EDA 6 and IDIBELL will meet online in order to share and plan all details such as the communication strategy, the finance management, the project activities, the quality coordination and the partner’s roles, among other things. This will represent the start of the project, which will last for three years from now.