Birzeit University Participates in the 10th International Conference on “Hands-on Science”

Represented by the student Hamza Kirresh, the Department of Computer Systems Engineering, at Birzeit University participated in the 10th International Conference on “Hands-on Science,” held in Slovakia during 1-5 July 2013.
Kirresh presented a paper titled: “Affordable technology-based learning in Palestine.” He said: "The conference included a specialized workshop for training educators working in the field of science education "aimed at hands on activities, presenting e.g. good practices from the classroom, like techniques/methods of teaching/learning, educational software/hardware, all kinds of experiments (interactive demonstrations, low cost, computer-aided, etc. ...).”
Kirresh added that the conference presented new ideas for providing technology, breaking the barrier of fear from programming and use of programming in teaching. "
The Conference main topics:

Pre-service and in-service science teacher training
Inquiry based science education
Digital technologies in education
Popularization of science in society

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