Teaching to other teachers

Experiences in shearing knowledge with other teachers


  • Refresh Course for Life sciences Teachers

School year: 2009-2010 teacher image
School: “E. Majorana” High School, Orvieto, Italy

Program of the course: new ways to actually look at the biological samples: the latest achievements with electron and confocal microscopy; genomics and transcriptomics as means to investigate many biological problems after the advent of next generation sequencing technologies; a few ideas to set up practical laboratories of molecular biology and bioinformatics.


  • Teaching to the teachers of the “Fenice Green Energy Park”

renewable enegy parkPeriod: 2013-2014

Organisation: Fenice Green Energy Park, Padova, Italy

Topic of the lectures: biofuels: the latest news from the research and how to discuss the topic with school children of different level of education

Shearing the experience: The instructions for two laboratory experiences for school children about biofuels are available on line for other teachers



  • Bioinformatics class for high school teachers

School year: 2014-2015 
Schools: “E. Majorana” High School, Orvieto, Italy
ISISS “Dal Cero“, San Bonifacio (VR)

Program of the course: Introduction to various applications of bioinformatics which are relevant for the biology program; ten simple rules to organise a successful bioinformatics class (ref. Form and Lewitter, Plos Computationa Biology 2011); hands on experience on database consultation; hands on experience on possible activities for the students (http://emblog.embl.de/ells/bioinformatics). The complete program is available following this link.

  • How to teach science through a laboratory approach

School year: 2017-2018 
Teachers involved: The course is organised by the Italian scientific committee of the European Scienze Olympics (EUSO) and is offered to the high school teachers through the SOFIA platform

Program of the course: The mentors of the EUSO program offer to the participants a revised and elaborated version of the experimental activities carried out by the students during the EUSO competitions. The protocols presented are suitable for the regular science teaching program of the Italian school system. Advantages of the experimental approach are presented with attention to the abilities and skills that students develop.