POLAR STAR Summer School 2020 - SUSPENDED

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The POLAR STAR summer school is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our online course offered in its stead.

The POLAR STAR summer school is a 6-day training course that focuses on training teachers in using the POLAR STAR methodology and activity kits. Through this summer school the POLAR STAR team aims to bring teachers from different countries together, giving them the opportunity to collaborate, exchange experiences and good practices as well as to build onsite a community of practice.

The POLAR STAR methodology combines:

a) STEAM approach: An holistic approach that blends the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics into one seamless teaching methodology.

b) Science as a whole: An interdisciplinary Map of science ideas that allows for the connection between topics taught in different science disciplines, using the Big Ideas of Science. This creates an overall interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of science turning the learning process into a much more meaningful experience for students.

c) POLAR STAR activities: Activities based on contemporary science achievements in Astronomy and Arctic research.

d) Innovative assessment and monitoring tools for evaluating students' Inquiry and 21st Century skills

Stay tuned for  more news!

Sun, 05/07/2020 to Fri, 10/07/2020



Marathon, Attiki, Greece

Golden Coast & Bungaloes


POLAR STAR aims to bring together state-of-the-art learning pedagogies and combine them with exciting activities that focus on contemporary science, thus helping teachers to introduce STEAM successfully in their class. At the same time the project will focus on the development of students’ key skills and competences as well as deepening their knowledge of fundamental science principles, increasing their appreciation of science and technology and their role in todays’ societies. POLAR STAR aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting the 'Science as a Whole' concept;
  • Promoting a holistic STEM educational approach;
  • Promote the introduction of contemporary science activities in schools;



YLIOPISTONMAKI 20014, Turku Finland

Phone:+35 850 339 48 23

Email: polar-star@ea.gr