Two delegates representing IPC PAS, Dr. Roman Luboradzki and Mrs. Aleksandra Kapuścińska-Bernatek, took part in the “Cognitive adventures” conference, October 26-27 2017 Warsaw, Poland.
The programme of the conference, organized by the Copernicus Science Centre and the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, features appearances and workshops led by the event’s special guests. The conference was an attempt to integrate current knowledge on the subject of learning with the aim to improve education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as discuss problems concerning popularization, knowledge distribution e.c.t.
An interesting part of the conference was BADNIGHT!. An event during which researchers are encouraged to talk about their own inspirational failures.
Scope of presentations:
- Social and cultural conditions for learning and developing scientific aspirations
- Key mechanisms in STEM subject learning
- Developing skills in critical thinking, problem solving and using technology versus STEM education
- The role of educational tools (exhibits, kits, programmes, educational aids etc.) in learning STEM subjects
- Communication vs. learning: participants, processes, structure, scope
During the conference Roman & Alaksandra presented a posters titled “Chemical Experiments – the Way to Show and Explain Research Results to Non‐specialists” and “Simple Steps to Knowledge” which aroused considerable interest. Moreover, we had an opportunity to listen to several lectures given invited guests and to participate in interactive sessions and workshops.
More information about the event .