Conferences

National Express Yourself Events

The Chain Reaction project includes a national event to be run by each partner country every year of the three-year project and attended by that year's schools. These events will be an exciting celebration of science, allowing students to showcase and communicate both their progress and work and to see that of other schools involved in the project. The student presentations will encourage students to detail the inquiry processes they engaged in and share findings whilst being creative and imaginative through their presentations. The national events will also engage practising scientists (early year science professionals or PhD students) who will act as role models for the students and will share their work to inform and encourage young people to consider a career in science related fields.

Visit Chain Reaction National Conference Schedule

Visit a page with conferences from each partner

 

International Express Yourself Events

These will allow a selected group of students and teachers from each of the participating partners to come together on an annual basis to present their projects at a European/International level. These projects will be selected at the national events based on both academic and non-academic achievement and in recognition of effort and personal development. In addition to the schools from the partner countries, local schools and their teachers will be invited to attend part of the international event so that they can see the work that has been done. This allows further dissemination of the IBSE approach, methods and tools, as well as providing the pupils with a forum to communicate with peers about their work. This annual event will move between partner countries during the three years of the project.

1st Chain Reaction International Express Yourself Conference, Sheffield Hallam University UK, 13-14 May 2014

2nd International "Express Yourself” Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, May 2015

3rd International Conference "Express Yourself”, in Plovdiv Bulgaria
 
The 3rd International Conference "Express Yourself”, in Plovdiv Bulgaria was a great opportunity for a vibrant and enthusiastic micro-community of young scientists to meet and share their scientific findings, cooperate and compete with peers in order to make a Chain reaction construction applying and reflecting on all relevant Physics laws, i.e. momentum, friction, pendulum etc. At the same time, about fifty (50) science teachers involved in the project attended the conference and took part in a hands on activities and reflected upon their pedagogical value.
 

Video coverage of the 3rd International Conference, Plovdiv 2106

Photographs of the 3rd International Conference, Plovdiv 2016

3rd International Express Yourself Conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 2016

Participating Teachers in IBSE Teacher Workshop at the 3rd International "Express Yourself” Conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 2016

 

Presentations

Reports

2nd Chain Reaction International Express Yourself Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 11–12 May 2015

3nd Chain Reaction International Express Yourself Conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 2016

Videos

International Express Yourself Conference 2015 at University of Education Heidelberg on Vimeo [embedding disabled]