The EGU Committee on Education organise Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshop. These are two-and-a-half-day teacher enhancement workshops (Monday April 24, 08:30 to Wednesday April 26, 13:00). Selected top-level scientists working in the Earth sciences offer the invited teachers talks centred on a different theme every year. Teachers are also provided with teaching strategies and activities related to the theme.
In 2023, the topic will be: 'The key role of geosciences for the global challenge of sustainable development: the Agenda 2030’.
Some goals described in Agenda2030 will be presented as Education, climate changes, water life, pure water, terrestrial life and natural risks.
GIFT 2023 will propose lectures, hands-on activities and poster session for more than 90 teachers selected in Europe.
The main objective of the GIFT workshops is to spread first-hand scientific information to science teachers of secondary (and primary) schools, significantly shortening the time between discovery and textbook, and providing the teachers with material that can be directly transported to the classroom. In addition, the full immersion of science teachers in a truly scientific context and direct contact with world-leading geoscientists are expected to stimulate curiosity towards scientific research that the teachers then transmit to their pupils.
Since 2003, The annual evaluation data and feedback from the teachers involved indicate the great success of this strategy for the teachers, their colleagues and their pupils.
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