Science Training Workshops for the diffusion of Cutting Edge Scientific Knowledge in Biology to Teachers of the Secondary School education
The basic scope of the courses was not only to transfer new technical information concerning the new knowledge to the Biology teachers but, as well to present the new knowledge and its applications in an interdisciplinary way. A way through which new directions, challenges and contractions as well as underlying dangers can be revealed. In other words, our initiative was to transfer the message for a new, not only scientific but social reality to the teachers who can act as vehicles of this new reality to the high school students. The motto of the seminars was: “When scientific excellence in research is a dominating goal, excellence should also become an equally important aspiration in education. When continuous education becomes a social need, continuous reformation of the educational system is an ultimate goal”.
The contribution of this series of courses (Tables with statistics), which we hope that one day will be adopted and supported by the Greek Ministry of Education relates to a creative multilevel interaction of social groups that are involved in a common field of activities relating to the modern reality. A reality stemming from the progress in Life Sciences. The reality of the 21st century.
We thank all those who contributed in these courses making them a memorable event