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Press release | Education | 10. August 2017
Two studies confirm effects of science CPD for early childhood professionals
Pedagogical staff at early childhood education and care centres have better knowledge and can impart it better when they have previously undergone continuing professional development (CPD) in science. The children also benefit, as their enjoyment of learning and their interest in science increase measurably. Moreover, the new research shows that science education offerings have a Read More...
News | Development Cooperation, Education | 19. June 2017
Building bridges to cross divides – 10 ways to bring refugees and companies together
Why have just a relatively small amount of refugees been employed by German companies thus far? What can companies and refugees do to create long-term employment relationships? The publication “Building Bridges to Cross Divides – Connecting Refugees and Companies More Effectively” tackles precisely these questions. It was produced as part of the workshop “The Bridging Read More...
News | Education | 9. June 2017
Shaping STEM education together and without borders
Event report on: “Cooperation models for STEM education in the Pacific Alliance”   How can we work with each other and learn from each other across borders? Which STEM education projects will we work on together? How can a cooperative commitment to education effectively be put into practice? These questions were among those discussed on Read More...
Press release | Education | 31. May 2017
5th National STEM Summit – For national quality standards in STEM education
The 5th National STEM Summit will focus on how STEM education can be conducted in the long term, while maintaining a high level of quality. Dr. Nathalie von Siemens, the spokesperson of the Nationales MINT Forum, said: “For this effort to succeed, we need holistic, long-term support for STEM education and collaboration among relevant STEM Read More...
Press release | Education | 19. May 2017
Foro Consultivo Internacional – Guidelines for promoting preschool STEM education in Mexico
High-quality education is a global prerequisite for development and participation in society. That is why Siemens Stiftung is actively committed to strengthening science and technology teaching with its international educational program Experimento.   Joint project with UNESCO Mexico and INNOVEC   Given its commitment to education in South America, Siemens Stiftung supported the Foro Consultivo Read More...
Press release | Education | 26. April 2017
Eight fields of action for digital school development – Nationwide school network develops ways to exploit the opportunities of digitalization
Berlin, April 24, 2017. A network of schools from all over Germany is working out the relevant fields of action of a learning-oriented digital school culture in the workshop schulentwicklung.digital. At the first meeting of the workshop, which the foundation initiative Forum Bildung Digitalisierung (Forum Education and Digitalisation) hosted in Fuldatal, Kassel on March 30 Read More...
Press release | Education | 22. March 2017
“STEM and Values” conference: Targeted increase value creation for kids in the classroom
• “STEM and Values – How Values Can Be Taught in Schools” conference under the patronage of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs on March 27 in Munich   • Over 100 education researchers, teachers, politicians, and school representatives discuss new concepts and develop new practical approaches   • Current Read More...
News | Education | 17. February 2017
Siemens Stiftung is a partner in the Wertebündnis Bayern (Values Alliance Bavaria)
Encouraging young people to ponder ethical issues, to discuss these with them, and to encourage them to be ethically active – those are the aims of the „Wertebündnis Bayern. Gemeinsam stark für Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene“ (Values Alliance Bavaria. Strength in unity for children, adolescents, and young adults). Initiated in 2010, the alliance – Read More...
Press release | Education | 9. December 2016
Workshop schulentwicklung.digital to support “Education in the Digital World” Strategy of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs
Foundations have selected around 40 schools from all states for the workshop “schulentwicklung.digital” to enable them to pool their experience as pioneers of digital education which in turn can be harnessed for other schools.   The foundations in the Forum Bildung Digitalisierung (Education and Digitalization Forum) have selected 38 schools from across the whole of Read More...
News | Education | 7. December 2016
Mandela School celebrates first matriculants
“We want to prepare the youth of today to change the world of tomorrow” – is the goal set by the Mandela School of Science & Technology, which opened its doors in January 2014 as the first high school in the underresourced region of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The focus has always been Read More...
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