Between 25 March and 30 April 2019, the participants of the BLOOM Massive Open Online Course were invited to submit to the BLOOM “Teach bioeconomy!” competition their learning scenarios. The subject? Teaching bioeconomy in STEM lessons. The 36 eligible submissions were evaluated in a two-stage judging process. First, with an initial selection by European Schoolnet, and then, the winning entries being decided by the “Teach bioeconomy!” jury panel.
After careful consideration, 6 submissions were selected by the competition jury to be published in the BLOOM School Box! Together with the learning scenarios developed by the BLOOM Expert teachers already included in the School Box, they will serve as an inspiration to other teachers to integrate bioeconomy in their teaching with the purpose of increasing students’ interest in STEM studies.
First Prize: Don’t waste your waste! – Raising bioeconomy awareness (Olga Grigoriadou, Eleni Voukloutzi)
Second prize: Yeast, biofuels and novel biotechnology techniques (Iro Koliakou, Afroditi Kalkani)
Third prize: Let’s talk about bioenergy and our lives! (Lorena Elena Olaru)
The three winning and three finalist submissions will be published in the BLOOM project repository by the end of June 2019.
The “Teach bioeconomy!” competition was organised by BLOOM – Boosting European Citizens’ Knowledge and Awareness of Bio-Economy Research and Innovation and supported by Scientix, the community of science education in Europe, who awarded the competition prizes:
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!