Results about: Tandem

Greater use of the scientific method to enhance learning

The Montserrat School, IRB Barcelona, and the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera take stock of their 3-year joint project that has brought about a change in the teaching method at this primary school.

The Montserrat School in Cornellà opens the 'Joan Guinovart' laboratory in the framework of the Tandem Schools project

The new school lab has come about from the Escuelas Tándem (Tandem Schools) project, which is supported by IRB Barcelona and the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

The Montserrat School and IRB Barcelona have just brought the Tandem Schools Project to a close. This educational initiative has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities, academic results, prestige, and social cohesion of the school.

Run and financed by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, the project is one of the first tandems between a primary school and a scientific institute.

“We help teachers to understand that we all do science every day”

Maribel Hernández, Francisco Barriga, Clara Suñer and Saska Ivanova have been working with teachers in the Mare de Déu de Montserrat primary school in Cornellà to help them build tools based on science that they can use in their classrooms.

“The ‘how’ is more important than the ‘what’. We have to teach children to exercise critical thinking”

Jordi Gaitan (Blanes, 1970) joined the ranks of the Tandem project, which IRB Barcelona  started last year with the Mare de Déu de Montserrat school in Cornellà. This project, implemented with the collaboration of the Catalunya – La Pedrera Foundation, aims to boost academic results in school through science and biomedicine. Jordi’s job is to advise the Tandem team about how to include new teaching techniques when designing the academic curriculum.

“I wish more scientists visited schools and got a kick about how excited kids get about science”

Muriel Arimon is the new IRB Barcelona’s new Public Engagement and Science Education Officer. “I think our outreach activities benefit not only society but also our young scientists. It is an opportunity for them to face a different challenge than those they experience in the lab, to learn how to communicate and to get a new perspective on how science is perceived,” she says.

IRB Barcelona in tandem with a state school in Cornellà to boost academic results through biomedicine

It is a three-year project that forms part of the “Escoles Tàndem” (Tandem Schools) Programme promoted by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation.

It is the first tandem between a research centre and a primary school.

The school curriculum will be designed around biomedicine.

The Tandem Programme aims to improve academic results, provide added value to schools, and strengthen social cohesion.