This work was supported by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Education, Progetto SeT “Materiali per l'educazione scientifica e tecnologica,” Progetto no. 394-C.M. 131.
Innovative tools for scientific and technological education in italian secondary schools†
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2004 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 78–83, March 2004
How to Cite
Santucci, A., Mini, R., Ferro, E., Martelli, P. and Trabalzini, L. (2004), Innovative tools for scientific and technological education in italian secondary schools. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 32: 78–83. doi: 10.1002/bmb.2004.494032020317
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 29 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Received: 9 SEP 2003
- molecular biology;
- secondary school
This paper describes the project “Biotech a Scuola” (“Biotech at School”), financed by the Italian Ministry of Education within the SeT program (Special Project for Scientific-Technological Education). The project involved the University of Siena, five senior and junior secondary schools in the Siena area, and a private company. Twenty-three teachers from diverse fields and 318 students from 15 classes were involved. The aim of the project was to improve scientific-technological teaching by providing schools with the support and materials necessary to understand some fundamental aspects of biotechnology. With this project we propose a model of close cooperation among various educational sectors with the goal of teaching junior and senior high school students some of the theory and practice of modern biotechnology.