SMART - Science and Mathematics Advanced Research for good Teaching

The SMART Project is coordinated by the "Carlo Anti" School in cooperation with an international partnership composed of other vocational schools, universities  and representatives of the industrial world: this is strictly in line with the idea of a Transnational Strategic Partnership aimed to develop initiatives addressing different fields of education and training and to promote innovation, exchange of experiences and know-how between different types of organizations.
The countries represented in the partnership are: Italy, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Aims of the Project

  • to improve professional competences and to support innovation in the teachers' system of training through pedagogical solutions and innovative practices based on the new computer and multimedia technologies
  • to provide tools and methodologies to facilitate the acquisition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills - mathematical competence and basic competences in Science and Technology - through discussion and sharing with European partners and by introducing advanced technological tools in the teaching of Mathematics and Science to support learning
  • to develop skills which can be used in order to contribute to a cohesive society, in particular to increase opportunities for learning mobility and through strengthened cooperation between the world of education and training and the world of work, formulating and solving complex problems autonomously, consciously and constructively

Expected results

  • Definition of common educational models
  • Development of a European database on training needs
  • Development of a European database containing Best Practices
  • Implementation of a dedicated international website
  • Report on the results of the experimentation of laboratory modules
  • Two open online courses for teachers: one called "Mathematical Modelling" for teachers of Mathematics, and one called "Observing, Measuring and Modelling in Science" for teachers of Phisics and Science