TU Ilmenau: "Mathematics and Science Teaching Days"
From March 21 to 23, the 29th "Days of Mathematics and Science Education" will take place at the TU Ilmenau - the largest conference in Thuringia for the further development of mathematics and science education. This year's focus: "iM INTernet - The school in a digital world". The approximately 250 participating teachers who teach the so-called STEM subjects mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology can expect 58 workshops and lectures as well as numerous presentation stands with contemporary impulses for the continuous development of their teaching. The event will take place partly on site at TU Ilmenau and partly online.
With the "Days of Mathematics and Science Education", the Thuringian Institute for Teacher Training, Curriculum Development and Media (ThILLM) has been providing sustainable training for teachers, educators and special education specialists in the MINT subject group (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology) of all school types from enrollment to high school graduation in Thuringia for 29 years.
This year's theme "iM INTernet - School in a digital world" addresses not only the opportunities and possibilities of digital teaching and learning, but also the technical and social challenges of digitization. For example, the rapidly increasing range and use of digital media is leading to an ever greater demand for energy. Energy consumption, in turn, is a major contributor to climate-damaging carbon dioxide emissions and thus to dangerous global warming. In order to objectify discussions on this in the classroom, Prof. Martin Ziegler, head of the Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems Group at TU Ilmenau, will present his innovative climate-friendly research work at the interdisciplinary kick-off event. With no less than 57 impulses, the program of events offers a broad spectrum of current topics related to a modern teaching culture for all subjects of the mathematical-scientific task field in all types of schools in Thuringia.
With the conference, the Thuringian Institute for Teacher Training, Curriculum Development and Media, together with the TU Ilmenau and with the support of the Association for the Promotion of STEM Education, would also like to contribute to making students more aware of the exciting developments in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology through suitable didactic-methodical approaches. The TU Ilmenau itself is hosting five lectures, workshops and guided tours, thus making a significant contribution to the exchange between schools and science.
Prof. Thomas Hotz
Head of Group for Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
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