How do you design a good scientific exhibition? How can you make an exhibit interactive? And how can you do this at a school, which often has only limited resources available? These questions were the focus of a two-day workshop held by the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon.

Germany is represented in the project with two partners, the IPN Leibniz Institute of Science and Mathematics Education in Kiel, and the Deutsches Museum in Munich. It’s not only the pure distance of 900 km, it’s also significant differences in school system and curricula, as well as dialect. Not to mention the different relatedness of students to the topic of ocean. 

For the very first time, Polish CoL (Community of Learners) met at full strength in April 2014. The Community consists of ten teachers from various Polish towns, three educators, three researchers and one member of the Jagiellonian University Museum staff.

The IRRESISTIBLE Project involves the development of Communities of Learners (CoL) with the participation of science teachers, teacher educators, scientists developing research on elected topics and non-formal educators (from science centers and museums).

CoL group in Turkey is composed of 12 participants, including eight science teachers, one science center representatives, and three academics.  

Firstly, the eight CoL teachers consisted of six females and two males. Among the eight teachers, four are high school chemistry teachers, two are high school physics teachers, and two are middle school science teachers. There eight teachers' experiences range from 2 and 23 years. The 6 of 8 teachers work in private schools, and the others work in public schools as full time teachers in Istanbul. One of the eight teachers have experience of teaching nanoscience to middle school students. Moreover, another CoL teacher who is working in a public school have a special interest in teaching nanoscience, and he is also studying on nanoscience education for his master's thesis.