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How does your body know what time it is? – Marco A. Sotomayor

13/12/2016

Being able to sense time helps us do everything from waking and sleeping to knowing precisely when to catch a ball that’s hurtling towards us. And we owe all these abilities to an interconnected system of timekeepers in our brains. But how do they work? Marco A. Sotomayor details how...

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Ocean Literacy MOOC for science teachers

06/11/2016

“From ABC to ABSeas: Ocean Literacy for all” is a free and online course organized as part of the Sea Change project. The project, funded by the European Union, aims to change the point of view of the population on the sea. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is aimed at science teachers and...

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23 International Environmental Film Festival

27/10/2016

From November 3rd until 10th, the 23rd International Environmental Film Festival, the longest Film Festival in its genre, is taking place at CaixaForum, CosmoCaixa, Cinemas Girona, French Institute of Barcelona and in the following Universities: University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Blanquerna. More information

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Awesome Oceans

14/10/2016

Awesome Oceans is a video made by Edeos, an agency that specializes in the design and production of audiovisual educational materials. This illustrated explainer video shows the fascination of the ocean, but also it biggest threats. More information about Edeos

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IV Jornadas Valores en una Sociedad Cambiante – Lleida

La sección de sociología y educación del Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, Fundación pública de la Diputació de Lleida, invita a las IV Jornadas Valores en una Sociedad Cambiante. En esta edición, las jornadas enfatizarán en las “Prácticas de trabajo en red para una educación personalizada“, con el objetivo de que los...

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Las extraescolares a debate: ¿qué y cómo generan oportunidades educativas?

07/10/2016

La Fundación Jaume Bofill, en el marco del proyecto ¿Qué funciona en educación?, invita a participar en un espacio de debate sobre el impacto de las extraescolares en los aprendizajes de los niños y jóvenes. En el debate se presentará una compilación de evidencias internacionales elaborado por la investigadora Sheila González...

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How a single-celled organism almost wiped out life on Earth – Anusuya Willis

19/09/2016

There’s an organism that changed the world. It caused the first mass extinction in Earth’s history … and also paved the way for complex life. How? Anusuya Willis explains how cyanobacteria, simple organisms that don’t even have nuclei or any other organelles, wrote a pivotal chapter in the story of...

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Symposium “Focusing on the learner” Research group Esbrina UB

The consolidated research group Esbrina — Subjectivities, Visualities and Contemporary Learning Environments, University of Barcelona, invites the symposium “Focusing on the learner” as part of the europeu project DIYLab – Do It Yourself in Education: Expanding Digital Competence to Foster Student Agency and Collaborative Learning. Under the slogan: “The Diylab Philosophy at School and...

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Paper: “Examining Learning Experiences in and out of School: The Bridging Learning Experiences Project”

19/06/2016

On 18th and 19th June 2016 took place in the city of Rethymno, Crete, the International Conference “Cultural Historical, Activity and Sociocultural Research at Times of Contemporary Crisis” organized by the section of South and Central Europe and Middle East of the International Society for Cultural-Historical and Activity Research -ISCAR-...

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The use of ICT in the out-of-school activities of children and teenagers

16/06/2016

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “The use of...

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Children and youth’s interests towards science and technology

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “Children and youth’s...

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Gender as a key element for choosing learning activities outside the school

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “Gender as a...

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The perceptions of families from different socioeconomic contexts about learning

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “The perceptions of...

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Students’ participation in related science and technology activities

The VIII International Congress of Psychology and Education -CIPE 2016 took place in Alicante the last 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, hosted by the Scientific Association of Psychology and Education –ACIPE- and the University of Alicante. The Bridging Learning Experiences research team participated with the paper “Students’ participation in...

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Why do we make irrational decisions?

07/06/2016

Often people make decisions that are not “rational” from a purely economical point of view — meaning that they don’t necessarily lead to the best result. Why is that? Are we just bad at dealing with numbers and odds? Or is there a psychological mechanism behind it? Sara Garofalo explains...

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Youth’s learning trajectories in the information society: a challenge for school

31/05/2016

On May 30th, 1st and 2nd June 2016 took place in the city of Eskisehir, Turkey, the XVIII International Congress of AMSE-AMCE-WAER organized by the World Association of Educational Research (AMSE-AMCE-WAER ) and Anadolu University. The research team Bridging Learning Experiences participated in the congress with the presentation “Las trayectorias de aprendizaje de...

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Apps para la tierra

20/04/2016

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Tierra, App Store en conjunto con WWF y 24 desarrolladores han ideado el proyecto benéfico Apps para la Tierra. Esta iniciativa cuenta con la intervención de 27 aplicaciones de la App Store que han modificado sus apps o, incluso, creado versiones con contenidos exclusivos para ayudar a...

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UB Science Festival

23/03/2016

On 22 May 2015, the University of Barcelona opens its door to citizens to celebrate the UB Science Festival. The main objective of the activity is to bring people closer to the research activity developed at the University in an amusing and innovative way. Throughout the day, UB campuses organise...

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World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs

03/03/2016

Why a World Water Day? World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international...

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10 películas sobre ecología para trabajar en el aula

25/01/2016

El blog de educación y TIC, Tiching, nos propone una selección de diez películas que pueden ser muy útiles para reflexionar con los estudiantes sobre la importancia de la conservación y el cuidado del medio ambiente. Lorax: ¿Cómo hablar de medio ambiente con los más pequeños? Esta película de animación...

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How do we know what color dinosaurs were?

20/01/2016

The microraptor was a four-winged carnivorous dinosaur with iridescent black feathers. But if our information about this dinosaur comes from fossils, how can we be certain about its color? Len Bloch shows how making sense of the evidence requires careful examination of the fossil and a good understanding of the...

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Animated Science. Episode 2. Shades.

23/12/2015

UB divulga releases the project Animated Science which aims to create a collection of audiovisual resources to bring children closer to scientific concepts in an amusing way. The current chapter is titled Shadow and discusses how the position of the sun influences the direction of the shadows. This second episode has had the scientific...

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Upcycling the Oceans Project

22/12/2015

Ecoalf Foundation has begun to remove trash from the seabed via fishermen off the coast of Levante (Spain). The project Upcycling the Oceans, organized in three phases, aims to show that cleaning the oceans is possible and the portion of the collected materials can be recycled into pellets, thread, fabric and...

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Compromiso de Barcelona por el Clima 2015-2017

04/12/2015

El ayuntamiento de Barcelona asume el compromiso por el clima conjuntamente con 800 entidades ciudadanas vinculadas a la red Barcelona + Sostenible con las que ha elaborado un documento a propósito de la 21ª Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático, COP-21. El pasado 23 de noviembre, la...

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FameLab 2016

01/12/2015

Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the British Council España are launching a new edition of Famelab España 2016, with the collaboration of “la Caixa” Foundation. In Spain, three editions have already been held and have proved to be a complete success. They have promoted a new scientific diffusion format that has made major inroads:...

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100 años de la Teoría de la Relatividad General

25/11/2015

El 25 de noviembre de 1915, Albert Einstein presentó ante la Academia Prusiana de Ciencias, en Berlín, la formulación de una nueva teoría de la gravitación en un artículo de cuatro páginas titulado “Las ecuaciones del campo gravitacional” en el que modificaba la hasta entonces aceptada teoría gravitatoria de Isaac Newton. La teoría de Einstein...

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Jamtoday Fair: el videojuego como metodología educativa para el aprendizaje de hábitos saludables

13/11/2015

JamToday es la primera red paneuropea dedicada al diseño de juegos aplicados. El proyecto reúne a diferentes tipos de actores -como clusters creativos, empresas de juegos, educación, institutos de investigación, instituciones del sector público, etc.- para ejecutar las Game Jam por toda Europa. La JamToday Fair es un encuentro sobre...

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20ª Semana de la Ciencia en la Universidad de Barcelona

Del 13 al 22 de noviembre la Universidad de Barcelona organiza diversas actividades alrededor de la Semana de la Ciencia que este año llega a su vigésima edición bajo la coordinación de la Fundación Catalana para la Investigación y la Innovación (FCRi). Algunas de las actividades programadas son: 4º Torneo Interuniversitario del juego...

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The Tapir: a living fossil threatened with extinction

09/11/2015

Although the Tapir is one of the world’s largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as “the living fossil,” the very same Tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million...

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Expanding Opportunity in a World of Innovation

28/10/2015

How can cities, schools, tech leaders, and policy makers drive innovation that is robust, open, and inclusive? In the fourth and final webinar of the October series, Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World, host S. Craig Watkins talks with experts from academia, business, education, and entrepreneurship about the new...

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Kano, a computer designed and constructed by children

13/10/2015

Alex Klein is the developer of KANO minicomputer. This computer can be constructed and programmed by seven years old children. As a game of Lego, children can learn to design their own games, watch high-resolution videos, connect to the Internet, fly a drone… As the designer explains, the children will...

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Can we, as adults, grow new neurons?

Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

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A visual history of human knowledge

08/09/2015

How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data — from languages to dynasties — using trees and networks of information. It’s a...

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EscoLab 2016

07/09/2015

EscoLab is a set of free scientific activities, aimed at students of secondary school (ESO), Spanish baccalaureate and vocational training. These activities open the door to different laboratories and research centers and offer the opportunity to dialogue with researchers working in the advancement of society. It is an initiative of...

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The school Benaula in Caldes de Malavella won the third prize in the contest ‘Robolot’

04/09/2015

The school  Benaula, an educational center which collaborates with our project, won the third prize of robotics within the category ‘technological projects’ in the contest ‘Robolot’. During the academic year the students were involved in an extracurricular activity associated with technological projects .In the first trimester the students programmed with...

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Levadura. Residence program for artist-educators

14/07/2015

  Levadura is an educational program of residencies for artists-educators was aimed to promote understanding of contemporary art by elementary students. The program focused on introducing creative projects in the elementary classroom where children were the protagonists. The program involved four artists-educators from four countries (Phase A: Chile and Poland, and...

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John Dewey (1859-1952) and the permanent reinvention of the school

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the book Schools of To-morrow (1915) written by John Dewey and Evelyn Dewey. In this book the authors point out the necessity to reinvent the school under the challenges of society at the moment (early twentieth century). Probably the school is, has been...

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ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher at the National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), speaks about personal learning in a networked world at the “ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined” event hosted at Ryerson University on February 19, 2015. More information: http://changschooltalks.ryerson.ca/2015/

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Blood donation and citizen education

  The Banc de Sang i Teixits de Catalunya has conducted the project “Donació de Sang i educació per a la ciutadania” that aims to involve young children and minors in the task of spreading the need to donate blood. Thus, young people learn content related to blood donation and...

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

23/06/2015

  Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as “Dr. Skateboard,” teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park. His inspiration for choosing skateboarding to teach physics came from his work with middle school students who were not...

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Microbial Mats

16/06/2015

Rubén Duro Pérez is a graduate in biology from the University of Barcelona, Member of the Spanish Society for Microbiology and is devoted to scientific photography. Ricardo Guerrero is professor emeritus of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Barcelona, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA and...

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Love between dogs and their owners

The veterinarian Takefumi Kikusui with a research team from three Japanese universities (Azabu University, Jichi Medical University and University of Tokyo Health Sciences) recently published an article in Science about hormonal changes that dogs and their owners produce to each other. Researchers put 30 dogs to interact with their owners...

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La Dinosfera de Coll de Nargó

03/06/2015

El Ayuntamiento de Coll de Nargó y el Instituto Catalán de Paleontología Miquel Crusafont son los organizadores del nuevo espacio expositivo que se centra en la reproducción de los dinosaurios. La Dinosfera quiere contribuir a dar a conocer el espectacular registro fósil de los yacimientos de dinosaurios de la zona...

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Exposición de dibujos de Luis Feo

El Museu Blau inaugura la exposición temporal Dibujos de Luis Feo, unas sesenta obras que proponen una mirada insólita al mundo animal. El autor propone una mirada inspirada en la ilustración científica y también en los grandes maestros del dibujo, el grabado y la fotografía como Durero, José Hernández, Piranesi, Escher o...

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Fiesta del Voluntariado Ambiental en el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente

En diciembre de 1972, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas designó el 5 de junio como Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente para sensibilizar a la opinión pública respecto de la necesidad de preservar y mejorar el medio ambiente. La fecha elegida fue en recuerdo al día en que se inauguró,...

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Investigate with RecerCaixa! 2nd Scientific Congress for Young Researchers

02/06/2015

In the 2nd Scientific Congress for Young Researchers. Investigate with RecerCaixa! on June 2nd 2015, Carme Auguet school from Girona presented the project “What Young People do outside of School Related to Science and Technology” carried out by students. This project is based on our project “The Experiences of Young People outside of School Related to Science...

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2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technology

2015 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technology (IYL2015). By proclaiming the IYL2015, the United Nations, together with 100 partners over 85 countries, is recognising the importance of light and light based technology in the lives of the citizens of...

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El juego “ciènciaXciència” de la UdG, nombrada una de las mejores actividades de divulgación científica del 2015

27/05/2015

Con la finalidad de crear actividades de divulgación científica y de innovación, el juego ciènciaXciència ha sido elegido para aparecer en el catálogo de prácticas innovadoras en cultura científica del 2015 que edita la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). El juego “ciènciaXciència” ha sido ideado y desarrollado...

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UB Science Festival

15/05/2015

The University of Barcelona opens its door to citizens to celebrate the UB Science Festival. The main objective of the activity is to bring people closer to the research activity developed at the University in an amusing and innovative way. Throughout the day, UB campuses organise different science dissemination activities...

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Jorge Wagensberg “Algunos años después”

08/05/2015

Jorge Wagensberg es un profesor, investigador y escritor español nacido en Barcelona. Creador y ex director del Museo de la Ciencia CosmoCaixa de la Fundación “La Caixa”.  En su más reciente libro Algunos Años Después, basado en recuerdos de infancia, el autor explica cómo terminó en el mundo de la ciencia. La librería No LLegiu invita a...

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Greg Gage: How to control someone else’s arm with your brain

04/05/2015

Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works....

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Ciclo de conferencias “Ciencia abierta al barrio”

30/04/2015

La Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Barcelona ha organizado el ciclo de divulgación sanitaria Ciencia abierta al barrio. El ciclo consta de tres conferencias que tratarán sobre la malaria, la voz y la curación de los linfomas. Todas las charlas se realizarán en el Aula Magna de la Facultad de...

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Talk “Culture and Science in the Digital Era”

Undoubtedly, technological advances have expanded the possibilities of access to culture and science, but also changed the social perception of the rigor of knowledge. How are we related to culture and science in the digital era?  This will be the focus of the talk Culture and Science in the Digital Era....

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Jornada Tecnorepte 2015

27/04/2015

Tecnorepte es una iniciativa organizada por la Universitat de Girona y el Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya. El objetivo de esta actividad es situar el progreso y la estima por la ciencia y la tecnología en un contexto escolar que permita el acercamiento a conocimientos especializados en beneficio...

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Cosmobot 2015. Competición de robots inteligentes velocistas y combates de sumo

Cosmobot es la competición robótica más importante del Estado Español. Tiene como objetivo divulgar tres valores importantes: el trabajo en grupo, la investigación práctica y la orientación a resultados. La competición se realiza durante 2 días y a esta asisten los mejores ingenieros, investigadores y especialistas en robótica autónoma dedicados a...

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Concurso “Cuéntanos cómo ves Internet”

21/04/2015

Con el tema “Los derechos humanos en internet”, el concurso Cuéntanos como ves Internet busca promover el buen uso de las nuevas tecnologías en los Centros Escolares y, a la vez, sensibilizar a profesores, alumnos y familias sobre la importancia de estas tecnologías en el desarrollo de los niños. El certamen está...

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“La Festa” in the NOVUM Festival

On 25 and 26 April Plaza de las Glòries will be transformed into a laboratory for young and old, to experience science, technology and innovation in person. Participants will work with researchers, see science closely, participate in workshops, unique spaces, talks, discover La Gimcana as the party continues in museums and...

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VII Edición de la Jornada Programa

La Jornada Programa es una actividad organizada por el Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya dedicada al intercambio de experiencias didácticas, tanto en la escuela Primaria como en Secundaria, donde se empleen entornos de programación y de robótica educativa. La Jornada está dirigida, especialmente, a maestros de primaria y de secundaria, pero...

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Wikimaratón de Ciencia Ciudadana

20/04/2015

Una wikimaratón es una actividad donde un grupo de wikipedistas se encuentran físicamente en un lugar para ampliar lo máximo posible un artículo y/o una temática determinada de la enciclopedia. Esta actividad, organizada en el marco del Festival NOVUM, está dirigida a todas las personas que quieran aportar a la...

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Audiovisual Festival on Science, Technology and Innovation

17/04/2015

The NOVUM Festival invites at the Diseny Hub Barcelona to enjoy a selection of the best unpublished documentaries on science, technology and innovation on 17th, 18th and 19th April. Free admission with limited capacity as screening room. Location: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona Alive Inside  Date: 17th April, 20 h. Original...

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“The Empty Classroom” Film

Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, eleven award-winning directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and documentary film as beautifully diverse and complex as the region. The Empty Classroom is a feature film by GRADUATE XXI, an initiative to end...

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Not only do Chameleons change color to camouflage itself, but also to flirt and fight

16/04/2015

The research team of Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, University of Geneva, led by Michel Milinkovitch, published this year in the Nature Communications Journal their latest findings on the dynamic color change of chameleons. The results of the research, based on the study of Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), indicate...

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New journal “Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education”

13/04/2015

This journal chronicles research on mathematics learning, the way it is assessed and interactive settings, using digital technology, in which it can be embedded. It also offers a forum for discussing mathematical thought, and issues of equity, cultural diversity and professional development in the field of teaching and learning mathematics. More information

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NOVUM 2015 Festival de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación

10/04/2015

La Dirección de Creatividad e Innovación del Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona organiza del 14 al 30 de abril de 2015 la novena edición de NOVUM, el Festival de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de Barcelona, con el propósito de promover la Creatividad y la Innovación en la ciudad. Este festival pretende ser...

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Inspiraciencia Concurso de relatos de inspiración científica

26/03/2015

Inspiraciencia es un concurso de relatos de inspiración científica que busca relacionar ciencia y escritura de una manera lúdica y participativa. Existe una modalidad única que consiste en la presentación de relatos cortos de una extensión máxima de 800 palabras. Las dos categorías de participación son: público general (a partir de...

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XVI Exporecerca Jove

Exporecerca Jove es una muestra de trabajos de investigación que acoge la participación de jóvenes de 12 a 30 años. Los objetivos principales son: favorecer la investigación entre los jóvenes, potenciar el intercambio de experiencias y  el conocimiento, y potenciar la participación en ferias y congresos de ámbito nacional e internacional. La...

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Semifinal FameLab 2015

19/03/2015

El British Council y la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT), con la colaboración de la Obra Social ”la Caixa”, han seleccionado ya a los doce semifinalistas de la edición española de Famelab, el concurso internacional de monólogos científicos que competirán en la semifinal en Barcelona. Los...

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20 Minutes of Science in Òmnium – Girona

16/03/2015

The University of Girona (UdG) and Omnium Cultural Gironès have organized the conference series “20 minutes of science” aimed to disseminate scientific knowledge. With a brief presentation and subsequent discussion, the conferences are an introduction to current news, innovative study or theme. The conferences will take place the second Thursday of...

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Workshop “Building games”

10/03/2015

In this activity reproduce some architectural experiments: structures growing network, interchangeable parts, expandable buildings… Date: Monday, March 30th 2015 at 11.00          Tuesday, March 31th 2015 at 11.00          Wednesday, April 1th 2015 at 11:00 Duration: 1h 30min Location: Caixa Forum. Ciutadans street, 19,...

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Workshop “The magic of periodic table of elements”

  In this workshop we will review the elements of periodic table of elements with simple but intriguing and seductive magic tricks, which will be completed on stage with spectacular and quick chemistry experiments. A unique show that, using the historical relationship between magic and science, will mix enjoyment with...

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1th STEAM Barcelona International Conference

03/03/2015

With the slogan “Learn today to solve tomorrow” the Council of Education and Universities of Barcelona City Hall and Fundació Bancaria “la Caixa” in the framework of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival have organized STEAMBarcelona. The conference aims to bring together some of the most successful and evaluated projects in the field...

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Talentum Schools Workshop at Mobile World Centre

02/03/2015

School Mobile World Centre is a free program of open workshops and conferences at the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona. The school includes Talentum Schools program it offers activities for children to create their own projects, play with the robot ATTI, play with augmented reality as well as to be creators of...

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Design for life. 99 projects for the real world

24/02/2015

  The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona presents its first temporary exhibition dedicated to objects designed to make our lives better. The purpose of the exhibition is to show the key role that design can play in providing solutions to social and everyday problems of different types, improving the welfare of citizens both...

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International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

17/02/2015

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.  In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and...

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Scientific Perspectives: 2015 the International Year of Light

The United Nations and Unesco have declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions...

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«Papirobiologia»: dinosaurs, mammals, insects and reptiles made with paper

Dinosaurs, insects, amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles, plants and fungi all created a small scale with the art of papiroflexia, also known as origami. This is the proposal of “Papirobiologia”, an exhibition of nearly  two hundred works made by members of the Spanish Origami Association (AEP), an organization that brings together mathematicians, biologists,...

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Today is the 206th anniversary of the birth of CharlesDarwin

12/02/2015

  "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change" Charles Darwin, 1809-1882.     Darwin, a naturalist’s voyage around the world On the basis of Charles Darwin’s book “Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Surveying...

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Citizen science project to fight Asian tiger mosquitoes AtrapaelTigre.com

10/02/2015

Tiger mosquitoes pose a problem that affects many people. The project takes a task traditionally delegated to technical services and professional scientists and it passes on to the public. Citizen science is based on the idea that common knowledge and participation by a large group can help to solve scientific...

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Animated Science. Episode 1. The Scientific Method

06/02/2015

  The first episode of Animated Science project describes the scientific method and each of the phases that compose it. The main character observes the phenomenon that is going to be analysed, in this case the growth of a plant and factors affecting it. First, he makes a hypothesis. Then, together...

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Audiovisual Project “Animated Science” by University of Barcelona

The UB divulga releases the project Animated Science which aims at creating a collection of audiovisual resources to bring children closer to scientific concepts in an amusing way. The site Animated Science will collect the episodes, as well as related clips and teaching materials. The project has been developed by the Scientific Culture...

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How can we avoid kelp beds turning into barren grounds?

15/12/2014

Urchins are marine invertebrates that mould the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds as they reduce algal cover and affect the survival of other marine species. To explore global dynamics and the factors that turn kelp...

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Aprèn matemàtiques amb Modulmax. Museu del Joguet -Figueres

04/12/2014

Xerrada i taller dirigit a professors (amb alumnes de 4 a 12 anys) i a famílies interessades en el tema. Després d’una breu presentació del joc, s’impartirà el taller on grans i petits podran experimentar amb modulmax : representar els nombres enters; aprendre a sumar, restar, multiplicar i dividir; resoldre arrels quadrades; els...

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Exhibition: “A billion eyes for a billion stars”

30/11/2014

Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of the Gaia UB research team, from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB-IEEC), offer guided visits to the exhibition “A billion eyes for a billion stars”. They will describe the technological challenge represented by the Gaia mission, which aims to know better the...

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Los caminos de la ciencia son infinitos

13/11/2014

Un proyecto organizado conjuntamente por la Unidad de Cultura Científica e Innovación (UCC+i) y la Escuela de Doctorado de la Universidad de Barcelona pone en contacto a estudiantes de doctorado con escuelas de primaria y secundaria que quieran conocer de primera mano el día a día de un investigador. Con el nombre de Caminos Infinitos, porque...

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19ª Semana de la Ciencia en Cataluña

11/11/2014

Del 14 al 23 de noviembre se celebrará en Cataluña la 19ª Semana de la Ciencia. En esta semana se llevarán a cabo una serie de actividades de divulgación científica, tales como: jornadas de puertas abiertas, exposiciones, charlas, juegos, talleres científicos, entre otras actividades. Los temas centrales de la edición de...

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Club GeoGebra Iberoamericano – Nueva convocatoria 2014- 2015

06/11/2014

La Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI) invita a los profesores y estudiantes iberoamericanos a incorporarse al Club GeoGebra Iberoamericano. Esta iniciativa cuenta con el apoyo e impulso de la Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo de la Junta de Andalucía (España)....

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19th Science Week in CosmoCaixa Barcelona

05/11/2014

From 18 to 23 November 2014 Cosmocaixa Barcelona organizes exhibitions and open workshops. Schedule Exhibition “X Science Book Fair”. From 18 to 23 November 2014. An annual meeting with the science book. An event to appreciate the significance of the book of science and its contribution to culture and the formation...

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Science Perspectives: Big scientific questions

27/10/2014

Robots, Quantum Physics, Genetic Engineering… Scientific knowledge is making constant progress but there are still many unanswered questions, which will be discussed in the Libraries of Barcelona. On November mondays, Barcelona Libraries propose us to explore some of the biggest questions that science has raised, with the Visions of Science...

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21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient de Barcelona

25/10/2014

CaixaForum acollirà del 6 al 9 de novembre quatre de les pel•lícules del 21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient de Barcelona, en el marc de l’exposició “Gènesi”, de Sebastião Salgado. Dijous 6 de novembre | 21.00 h Inauguració de la 21è Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient...

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Génesis de Sebastião Salgado

  Con su proyecto Génesis, Sebastião Salgado busca los orígenes del mundo y del planeta que habitamos. Un mundo que ha evolucionado durante miles de años antes de verse enfrentado al ritmo de la vida moderna. Esta exposición presenta fotografías de paisajes, animales y personas alejadas del mundo moderno: regiones...

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Pasado, presente y futuro de las ciencias y artes en los Centros Cívicos de Barcelona

24/10/2014

La Real Academia de Ciencias y Artes de Barcelona (RACAB) presenta un ciclo de conferencias en los Centros Cívicos para dar a conocer el conocimiento científico y las innovaciones tecnológicas que hacen mejorar nuestra vida. La propuesta, formada por seis charlas y dos visitas (en el Observatorio Fabra y la...

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XVI Simposio Internacional de Informática Educativa, SIIE 2014

22/10/2014

El Simposio Internacional de Informática Educativa (SIIE) ofrece un foro internacional para la presentación y debate de los últimos avances en investigación sobre las tecnologías para el aprendizaje y su aplicación práctica en los procesos educativos. También pretende poner en contacto a investigadores, desarrolladores, representantes institucionales y profesores para compartir...

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2015 Mathematics Education Conference (MEC2015)

03/10/2014

2015 Mathematics Education Conference (MEC2015) will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2015 in Shanghai, China. This Conference will cover issues on Mathematics Education. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. Related Topics (not limited to) •...

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Com combatre la desafecció escolar?

26/06/2014

Després dels 10 anys de Debats d’Educació, començarem un nou debat dedicat a la desafecció escolar. Comptarem amb la participació de Valerie Hannon, creadora de l’exitós programa internacional Learning Futures i Learning Frontiers – transformant la participació de l’alumnat i de la comunitat educativa. Un projecte dissenyat des de les...

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GeoGebra: curso de verano

24/06/2014

Del 10 al 12 de septiembre la Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) ofrece un curso de verano sobre el software GeoGebra en el Campus Antonio Machado en Baeza (Jaén). El curso contará con la participación del profesor Markus Hohenwarter de la Universidad de Linz (Austria) que forma parte del grupo...

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SIMO Educación 2014. Salón de tecnología para la enseñanza

15/06/2014

SIMO Educación 2014 mostrará, a través de la oferta de sus empresas participantes, los avances disponibles en las herramientas tecnológicas para la educación, y una completa agenda de debates, conferencias, seminarios y talleres prácticos, con ponencias de personalidades destacadas y expertos. SIMO Educación 2014 anima a la  comunidad docente a compartir sus...

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Presentación del proyecto ‘Desafío educación’ y del informe ‘Top 100 innovaciones educativas’

12/06/2014

Fundación Telefónica te invita a las presentaciones del proyecto ‘Desafío educación’ y del informe ‘Top 100 innovaciones educativas’ que tendrán lugar en Barcelona y Madrid. En el evento estará presentes los promotores de las 3 innovaciones mejor valoradas en el desafío: Apps for Good (Reino Unido), ScienceLab (Alemania) y JUMP...

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EDULEARN14

06/06/2014

EDULEARN14, the 6th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July, 2014. EDULEARN14 provides the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences. It is the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the...

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12th World Congress of Bioethics

02/06/2014

The National Bioethics Commission of Mexico, an organization with more than two decades of continuous efforts to promote bioethical culture, celebrates the organization of this 12th World Bioethics Congress, June 25-28, Mexico City. Its focus is on the promotion of original findings and new theoretical perspectives surrounding the ethical issues...

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Taller sobre Cristalografía

Con motivo de la celebración del Año Internacional de la Cristalografía, los museos integrantes de la red Museos de Ciencia Ruta Norte, los museos científicos vinculados geográficamente al Camino de Santiago, organizan la celebración simultánea de un taller sobre cristalografía para un público infantil. Sábado 31 de mayo a las 11:30...

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GIREP-MPTL International Conference on Teaching/Learning Physics

Integrating Research into Practice University of Palermo, Italy.  July 7-12, 2014 During the last few years, evidence based Physics Education Research provided results concerning the ways and strategies to improve student conceptual understanding, interest in Physics, epistemological awareness and insights for the construction of a scientific citizenship. However, Physics teaching...

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V Finde Científico – 2014

Se trata de un evento especialmente dirigido a la comunidad educativa, que promueve la presentación de proyectos científicos en un formato ferial, donde el público visitante pueda descubrir y comprender distintos conceptos científicos y técnicos en el ámbito de las ciencias experimentales y exactas. La quinta edición del Finde Científico,...

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Congreso Iberoamericano de Ciencia, Tecnología, Innovación y Educación

20/05/2014

“Avanzando juntos hacia las Metas Educativas Iberoamericanas 2021”  Buenos Aires, Argentina 12, 13 y 14 de noviembre 2014. En el año 2010, fue aprobado por los Ministros de Educación y, posteriormente, por los Jefes y Jefas de Estado y de Gobierno de Iberoamérica, el  proyecto promovido por la OEI, Metas Educativas 2021:...

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