Exhibition „Digital Technologies in Education”

As part of the ’Hands-on’ (La main à la pâte) project, the interdisciplinary exhibition titled ’Digital Technologies in Education’, authored by Stevan and Ljiljana Jokić, opens at the SASA Gallery of Science and Technology, on Wednesday, 20 March. It will feature resources which teachers and parents can use in scientific and IT education of preschool to high-school children, as well as in their work with children with developmental disabilities, by implementing a research approach created through the  ’Hands-on’ (La main à la pâte) project and cooperation of numerous institutions some of which are as follows: The French Academy of Sciences, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, University of Belgrade, Vinča Nuclear Research Institute, Interacademy Panel (IAP), La main à la pâte Foundation, French Institute in Belgrade, Belgrade Society of Physicists, as well as EU-FIBONACCI and  EU-SUSTAIN projects.

The project Hands-on (La main à la pâte) is a project that Georges Charpak (Nobel Prize in Physics 1992) and the French Academy of Sciences launched in 1996, with the aim of improving the quality of science and technology teaching in a school setting. Professor Stevan Jokić is a founder of a Serbian branch of this project and has been cooperating for a number of years with a slew of institutions in Serbia, to introduce teachers and children to all available resources and possibilities.

The exhibition at the SASA Gallery of Science and Technology includes posters showcasing education in the 21st century, and a multitude of books dealing with current topics in science, technology and IT education, and they are helpful to primary and secondary school teachers at children orientation and education using STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering /Art, and Mathematics) approaches; and a YouTube multimedia presentations from Nauka and informatika za sve channel, with a lot of materials and books being available to visitors in e-form for a free download.

Visitors will have an opportunity to conduct simple experiments and  observe and do research in various scientific and IT fields. Through the FIZZIQ application, they will be able to access virtual tools in smartphones and learn to use them as universal measuring instruments. Furthermore, they will learn basic artificial intelligence terms and ChatGPT and their application in education.

The Exhibition, accompanied by workshops at the SASA Gallery of Science and Technology, lasts until 27 March 2024.