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Project events in Slovenia

Within the international Science literacy for all! project we have collected scientific knowledge and shared it with the general public in the cycle of events that aimed to provide access to academic knowledge for all of the participants. 

Development and Education Centre in Novo mesto, Slovenia, organized events on which we have presented scientific texts prepared by different lecturers. The events attracted many people and got a very positive feedback from the participants.  

ScienceLit project in Slovenia included seven Scientific Dialogic Gatherings in Novo mesto, which attracted more than 100 participants. The meetings were rich in discussion about different topics on the scientific level. We discussed different issues i.e. climate and food changes, recycling and permaculture.    

In order to encourage critical thinking we have also organized 3 Scientific Cafés, which took place at the Cultural and Congress Centre Dolenjske Toplice. Each Scientific Café included a lecture, reading scientific texts and an open discussion.  Our events attracted 120 participants from the surrounding area.  

In addition, we would like to present you some of the opinions we got from Scientific Cafés participants:

  • Great lecture! I have learned a lot!
  • A very good meeting, a lot of new information.
  • You organize great workshops.
  • I`m looking forward for the next meetings.
  • The lectures gave us a lot of positive energy. Thank you!

By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


On 14th December 2017 RIC Novo mesto organized their fourth Scientific gathering. The theme of the gathering was “Healthy soil”, based on a paragraph fro ma book called Fertile soil, a manual for healthy soil, written by D.Sc. Ana Vovk Korže. The participants discussed the making and using humus and how to achieve the best yielding soil. They also discussed what has to be and what can be done to keep the soil healthy.

By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


 

 

The third Scientific gathering organized by RIC Novo mesto took place on 27th June 2017. This time they did not invite any special guests in order for the participants to have the full freedom to discuss their views in regards to previous topics. The title of the gathering was The weather is changing – our food must change too. The participant were able to present their ideas on how to impact their immediate surroundings with ecology betterment.

By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


On June 5th 2017, the third Scientific Dialogic Gathering organized by KMOP took place. The purpose of the Scientific Dialogic Gatherings is for adults who are in disadvantaged situations (long-term unemployment, low level of education and/or participate on non-formal education) to acquire scientific knowledge and find ways to benefit from it in their effort to access the job market. This time the participants took an in-depth look at Aristotle and in particular, two… of his most famous quotes from his work “Politics”: “The city is the highest form of society” and “The man is by nature a “political animal”. The passages were very well known to everyone and were accepted with enthusiasm, since some of the concepts discussed about the structure of the society and the bonds between men apply in the present as well. Some participants made connections between Aristotle’s idea of society and the form most societies have in the present, spotting the differences and trying to figure out when, how and why those dissimilarities occurred.

By: KMOP, Greece


RIC Novo mesto organized a second Scientific gathering on 31st May 2017. They discussed a very current topic of influences of pesticides on people’s health. The article on which the debate was formed was written by an eco-activist Mr. Anton Komat. The title of the article was a bit provocative – Killing us softly, Mutagenicity and toxicity of pesticides.

As in the first gathering, they were honoured to host the author Mr. Anton Komat, who was kind enough to not only introduce the article but to stay with them for a while and answer some question in regards to the subject at hand.

After that, the participants were able to express their views on the subject. The gathering was very successful and all involved were again, happy with the execution.

By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


On May 18th, AGORA organized the last National Coordination Committee Meeting of the Course 2016 – 2017.

During this meeting, participants evaluated how the activity of the Scientific Dialogic Gatherings has worked during this period. In this context, participants discussed on how new young participants can be involved in the project.

Then, they were informed about the situation of the ScienceLit Methodology explaining that the next step will be by its revision by the Assessor panel.

Finally, the Committee members suggested new topics for the Scientific Dialogic Gatherings that restarts again on September 17’ as something related to Marie Curie,  diseases as AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, or Parkinson, as well as topics related to global warming, solar energy and other alternative energies.

During the last Scientific Dialogic Gathering, AGORA recorded some videos of the activity, which will be part of the Interactive Guide of the ScienceLit project, in order to offer all the information about how to carry out the activity in an interactive way.

Participants worked the book Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina by Galileo Galilei making really interesting contributions.

Interviews to the participants and to the moderator were also recorded, so they could explain their great experience participating in the activity.

 

 

By: AGORA, Spain


On 10th May 2017 RIC Novo mesto organized their first Scientific gathering. The theme of the gathering was “Weather changes”, based on an article of a Slovenian world-renowned meteorologist, Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj.

First, the representatives of the project introduced the goals of the project, as well as the course of the event. Then the author of the article, Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj who was kind enough to join them on the event, introduced the article and the topic.

After that, the participants had the opportunity to ask the author some questions, and later on, they had ample time to express their thoughts and opinions on the given subject.

The participants were extremely happy with the event and their expressed their anticipation of the next one.

By: RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia


The second Scientific Dialogic Gathering organized by KMOP took place on May 5th, 2017. The purpose of the Scientific Dialogic Gatherings is for adults who are in disadvantaged situations (long-term unemployment, low level of education and/or participate on non-formal education) to acquire scientific knowledge and find ways to benefit from it in their effort to access the job market. The participants in the second Scientific Dialogic Gathering discussed about Darwin and his… contribution in the field of Biology, by reading an article named “Darwin Now”. Controversy stirred when some participants argued that his claims about human evolution still have not been proven and that there are still a lot of things that cannot be explained. At the end, they all agreed that Biology is a very interesting scientific field that has yet a lot to offer.

By: KMOP, Greece


On April 28th, KMOP organized the first Scientific Gathering. The title of the working article was Letter to Mrs Christina de Lorena, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, by Galileo Galilei. The article was the translated version of the original, which helped the participants a lot. The participants of the gathering said they knew about Galileo and his concept of the sun-centred galaxy, but did not know about the way he was treated and how people tended to put religion over science. A discussion ensued where they discusses cases where people tend to believe what they are told, even if there are no hard proofs, just because it is easier than seeing things from a different viewpoint.

By: KMOP, Greece


Scientific Dialogic Gatherings have already started!!

On January 26th 2017 AGORA organized the first session of the Scientific Dialogic Gatherings; many participants attended it with a great interest in starting to learn more about science.

This activity is from now part of our training offer and will be carried out every Thursday.

Our dream of getting science closer to the society is coming true!!

By: AGORA, Spain


On 22nd December 2016 the Science Literacy AGORA team organized the first ever National Coordination Committee Meeting (NCC) within the project.

The meeting had the following agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to the project
  • Role of NCC
  • Dialogic Gathering: why in science?
  • ScienceLit Methodology
  • Decisions: number of gatherings and proposed topic

The participant had many interesting question that had them answered. So our project is off to a good start…

 

By: AGORA, Spain



Kick off meeting of project partner representatives 

On October 12th the representatives of project partner institutions met in Barcelona, Spain in order to kick start the project and decide on tasks each of them has.

Agora, as leading partner, organized the business part of the event as well as the “not so formal” part. All the collaborators were very pleased with the achieved goals of the meeting.

 

By: Science Literacy for all!

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