What do we do?
Upper Town gymnasium develops an educational programme which popularises natural
sciences for young school attendants.
The project is aimed at developing new curricular activities in form of optional/elective courses of study as well as at enhancing teaching and teaching methods to foster student’s interest and competences in natural sciences and to encourage their life-long learning.
How to achieve the goals?
by providing continuous education for teachers to strengthen their skills in teaching methods, creating and defining learning outcomes, developing new competences and implementing the information technology in teaching
by establishing the collaboration with schools in our country and worldwide
by organising field trips to explore the world around us
by developing new curricular activities
by providing the equipment for school science labs and an IT/multimedia classroom
by assessing the project work by participants and relevant supportive local and national institutions
by disseminating the gained curricular achievements on the local and national level
by creating the environment for a life-long learning.
What has been achieved?
We have been financially supported by the European Union funds, in regard to organisation by the Agency for vocational training and adult education, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, HSUSE (Croatian Solar Energy Association).
We established a tight collaboration with the grammar school Vladimir Nazor from Zadar, with the middle school Pavao Ritter Vitezović from Senj.
Educational trainings organised in Zadar, Senj and Zagreb offered offered an insight into the ways to improve the collaboration between schools and programmes focused on awakening the interest in natural sciences among the young learners.
In Gornjogradska gymnasium five optional/elective subjects developed:
Physics for young scientists, Chemistry for young scientists, Biology for young scientists, Mathematics for young scientists and Energy, Ecology and English.