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Educating Science Teachers for All (ESTA) project
October 24, 2022

SSPC and collaborators were delighted to welcome some of our international colleagues for the Educating Science Teachers for All (ESTA) Workshop hosted at the University of Limerick (UL) recently.

This is a three-year project funded by the Erasmus+ Capacity building in Higher Education programme led by Prof. Silvija Markic, Ludgswigburg, University of Education, Germany. The UL team consists of Dr Catherine Martin (UL lead from MLAL); Dr Sarah Hayes and Dr Martin McHugh (SSPC, Bernal Institute). Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Partner Countries: Georgia – Telavi State University and Ilia State University, Tbilisi; Bosnia-Herzegovina- University of Sarajevo and University of Mostar; The Philippines- Normal University and De LaSalle University.

The goals of this project are to improve the level of competencies in HEIs in all partner countries through professionalization and the development of University science teacher educators, in the area of diversity in science classes (focus on language and culture). Teacher educators, in turn, will share their knowledge and skills with in-service and pre-service science teachers, and thereby contribute to a more inclusive and higher quality science teaching.

Participants: Marika Kapanadze, Professor for Science Education, Ekaterine Slovinsky, Professor of Educational Sciences and Tinatin Kuguradze, Assoc. Professor in Educational Sciences at Ilia State University, Georgia.

Nino Modebadze, Professor at the Faculty of Education, Tamar Miqeladze, Assoc. Professor at the Faculty of Education and Natela Bagatrishvili, Invited Professor at the Faculty of Education at Telavi State University (TeSaU), Georgia.

Ivana Martinović, Assistant Professor of General Chemistry, Stanislava Talić, Associate Professor for Analytical chemistry and Anita Martinović Bevanda, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Further information: https://esta-project.eu/

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