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Teachers in the lab

EMBO announces first International Practical Workshop for Biology Teachers

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Following in the footsteps of last year's very successful EMBO workshop for German biology teachers, the EMBO initiative goes international on 5 - 6 July 2002 at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Attracting school teachers from across Europe, the workshop comprises scientific lectures from leading researchers, practical experiments, an exhibition of teaching / learning resources and media - from practical kits to CD roms, and the opportunity to experience the international research environment of the EMBL. "The workshop contributes towards crucially necessary efforts to raise standards in biology education at a European level" remarked Dr Andrew Moore, workshop co-organiser, and Programme Manager for Science & Society at EMBO. "It is extremely important to have more opportunities in Europe for teachers to meet at international level, update their professional knowledge and exchange ideas and examples of best practise, above all in the practical side of science."

More information on the meeting can be obtained at:

http://www.embo.org/projects/scisoc/teachers.html

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