MIPRO and Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity
Ana Tolić (Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity)
Predrag Pale (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia)
Juraj Petrović, firstname.lastname@example.org (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia)
Research shows that children and teenagers, but also their teachers and parents worldwide have little knowledge about engineering-related professions, their activities and challenges.
School systems alone can’t solve this problem. An active engagement of parents and STEM professionals is also required.
This workshop will show its participants how to stimulate children’s and teenagers’ interest for ICT. It will inspire participants to work with children and teenagers, encourage their interest in STEM fields, but also show them in what way they can help other STEM motivators. micro:bit will be used as an example technology for motivating and working with children and teenagers.
Workshop participants will learn what can they do with children and teenagers in ICT, they will learn about ways in which they can take part in STEM popularization processes, as well as how to help others who take part in STEM popularization.
Parents, engineers, and all others who would like to share their interest and encourage others’ interest in STEM fields.
Workshop will focus on the following questions: Which children can I work with? How to motivate them? What kind of competitions are important for them? What is my role in preparing them for competitions? Which tools and materials do they need? Who can help in preparing them? How can we collaborate with a school or IRIM? What do I need to know to help?
The workshop will be held in English.
Registration / Fees:
This workshop is free of charge.
Make your application as soon as possible because the number of participants is limited!
Opatija, with its 170-year-old tourism tradition, is the leading seaside resort of the Eastern Adriatic and one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Mediterranean. With its aristocratic architecture and style, Opatija has been attracting artists, kings, politicians, scientists, sportsmen, as well as business people, bankers and managers for more than 170 years.
The tourist offer in Opatija includes a vast number of hotels, excellent restaurants, entertainment venues, art festivals, superb modern and classical music concerts, beaches and swimming pools – this city satisfies all wishes and demands.
Opatija, the Queen of the Adriatic, is also one of the most prominent congress cities in the Mediterranean, particularly important for its ICT conventions, one of which is MIPRO, which has been held in Opatija since 1979, and has attracted more than a thousand participants from over forty countries. These conventions promote Opatija as one of the most desirable technological, business, educational and scientific centers in South-eastern Europe and the European Union in general.
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