Accessible science with a microbiology workshop aimed at children with hearing impairments

The University of Jaén is developing educational workshops to promote scientific vocations amongst children. Their project includes children with disabilities. One of the workshops’ proposals is to introduce microbiology to youngsters with hearing impairments. Whilst staining bacteria and observing them under a microscope, they also learn that they have to wash their hands before eating and that not all microorganisms are harmful.

Meraki, a three year trip around Latin America to promote reading amongst children

Ángel Arana and Aurora Asensio are two primary school teachers from Bollullos de la Mitación, in Seville. In the summer of 2017 they are beginning a three year trip with their three children that will take them to every corner of Latin America in a bus that has been converted into a ‘library school’. Their project is called Meraki and they aim to promote reading amongst children and learn about the innovative educational projects being carried out in the subcontinent. The initiative is being supported by several Andalusian businesses, amongst them a number of publishing houses specialising in children’s literature.

Historical fiction as a resource to study History and promote the habit of reading

A professor at the University of Granada has developed an innovative way to use historical fiction as an educational resource. In class, the students must read a novel and work on aspects such as its historical era, characters and heritage. And so, the novel can become a tool for learning about History.

European Maze, the video game created by students that unites Maths and European culture

Students at the Américo Castro High School in Huétor-Tájar (Granada) have received an award from the Ministry of Education, after developing an educational app. They created the video game, called European Maze, together with a group of students from Slovakia, as part of the European Project eTwinning.