Scientix interview series

The Scientix interview series aims to present different stakeholders in STEM policy and practice. The line-up includes researchers, teachers, education managers and science communicators who will share their views on the challenges and opportunities in STEM teaching and learning.

#16 Věra Krajčová, STEM Teacher, Czech Republic

Věra Krajčová, STEM Teacher, Czech Republic, speaks about her favourite moments from her involvement in the Scientix project, and the possibilities of online training activities for teachers.

#15 José Soares, STEM Teacher in Portugal

José Soares, STEM Teacher, Portugal, says that Scientix has an important role to play in Portugal, because it introduces teachers to new ideas, resources and teaching and learning methods in science education. There is a need for disseminating Scientix further to local schools.

#14 Fatiha Baki, STEM Teacher in Belgium

Fatiha Baki, STEM Teacher, Belgium, says Scientix helps teachers to find windows of opportunites to develop their own personal teaching skills and to find new resources to get new ideas for their teaching and day-to-day life. She thinks there is a need for Scientix in Belgium, to connect teachers to educational practices in Europe.

#13 Elaine Muscat, Mathematics Teacher in Malta

Elaine Muscat, a teacher of mathematics, Malta, says that Scientix helped her to believe in her role as a science educator. For Maltese teachers, Scientix facilitates collaboration, networking and the sharing of resources with teachers across Europe.

#12 Dobromiła Szczepaniak, Physics Teacher in Poland

Dobromiła Szczepaniak, a Physics Teacher in Poland, believes she has the world's best job! She loves to be a teacher and thinks that the Scientix network has opened her eyes to new methods and practices in the teaching profession, like she explains in this Scientix interview.

#11 Richard Walden, Scientix Deputy Ambassador United Kingdom

Dr. Richard Walden, is a Scientix Deputy Ambassador in the United Kingdom and a science teacher. In this Scientix interview, recorded at the Eminent conference of European Schoolnet in November 2015, Mr. Walden talks about teacher collaboration and how arts can be included in science education.

#10 Albert Forn, GSMA

Albert Forn, from the GSMA assocation of mobile network operators, talks about the industry's role in supporting science education in this Scientix interview. This interview was recorded at the Eminent conference of European Schoolnet in November 2015.

#9 Karin Bårman, Swedish National Agency for Education

What can educators do to motivate students about science? Karin Bårman, at the Swedish National Agency for Education, explains what Sweden has learned in this Scientix interview, recorded at the Eminent conference of European Schoolnet in November 2015.

#8 Yves Beernaert, Member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Science Education

Yves Beernaert, Member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Science Education, talks about systemic changes that are needed in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education in Europe, including cooperation with various stakeholders. This Scientix interview is recorded at the Eminent conference of European Schoolnet in November 2015.

#7 Katja Maaß, Professor at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Katja Maaß, Professor at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany, speaks about ways to support innovative teaching in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education, as well as the possible benefits of collaboration among teachers and schools. This Scientix interview was recorded at the Eminent 2015 conference of European Schoolnet in November 2015.

#6 Tiina Kahara, Scientix Deputy Ambassador, Finland

This is the final episode in the Scientix interview series on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics). Tiina Kahara, Scientix Deputy Ambassador in Finland, discusses the role of teachers in STEM, role models, and her vision of the classroom:

#5 Stany Abraham, Scientix Deputy Ambassador, France

Stany Abraham, Scientix Deputy Ambassador in France, discusses the inclusion of science in class subjects, the need for critical thinking, and his vision of the classroom. This is the fifth episode in a series of interviews on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics):

#4 Jenny Sendova, National Contact Point, Bulgaria

Jenny Sendova, at the National Contact Point for STEM education in Bulgaria, discusses the reputation of STEM careers, the power of asking questions, and the purpose of the Scientix community. This is the fourth episode of a series of interviews on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics):

#3 Derek Bosiljko, Scientix Ambassador, Croatia

Presenting the third episode in the Scientix interview series on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics), Derek Bosiljko, Scientix Ambassador in Croatia, discusses the flexibility of teachers, the Scientix translation on demand service, and his vision of the classroom:

#2 Amber Gell, Lockheed-Martin

Amber Gell, a Spacecraft System Engineer at Lockheed-Martin and NASA, talks about the role of teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, female role models, and her vision of the classroom:

#1 Ewald Breunesse, Shell Nederland

Ewald Breunesse of Shell Nederland discusses the role that industry has to play in the promotion of STEM across Europe, and explains how industry can support STEM teachers: