Innovation in STEM education and vocational education in the context of a large company producing sensor technology
mascil promotes science education approaches with a world-of-work context. We develop materials that allow students to experience how maths and science are applied by professionals on a day-to-day basis in ways that link to our life – to improve food safety, to manage metropolitan transport systems or to allow industry to produce individually customized products. Maths and science also have a particular role to play in vocational education, especially in the professional areas that rely heavily on the STEM subjects. mascil therefore puts emphasis on connecting maths and science education to the world of work in both general and vocational education. Cooperation with companies and first-hand contacts with the professions and industries has helped mascil to understand the needs of industry in the 21st century and transfer it to maths and science education at school.
As part of our conference we offer you the unique opportunity to visit a world-leading company in sensor technology and to enrich your experiences in the endeavor to improve STEM education with a first-hand insight into STEM education in the industrial context; to find inspiration seeing how „pure“ maths or science knowledge transforms into intelligent solutions using sensor technology; and to see which role work-based learning plays in this context vis-á-vis school-based learning and how the renowned German dual system of vocational education is implemented in this company.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 (20 min transfer at 3pm organized per bus to Sick AG; back transfer organized per bus to arrive in Freiburg again at around 6pm)
Capacity is limited and registration needed!
Places will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will receive a confirmation if you got a place for the company visit.