The iTHEPHY project aims at developing innovative student-centered learning methodologies for master's degree students in physics, contributing to increasing the internationalization of physics master courses and of the students, promoting mobility. The careers of studentes enrolled in Physics courses after the degrees normally evolve in an international research context ( universities, research institutes, private industries, etc.). However, the small number of exchanges are limited by crossing cultural and language boundaries, which prevent students and the master courses to have the right level of internationalization during their studies.
Teams of high qualified European professors and researchers experienced in international research projects will drive team of students where both students and teachers will improve their collaboration skills. iTHEPHY foresees also two intensive teaching and learning activities (the ISHEP Summer Schools) where new pedagogical methodologies will be tested. The proposed new methodologies will give to the student's instruments to develop critical thinking, problem-solving attitude, and collaboration skills, strengthening the links between higher education institutions and the research, enhancing the quality and relevance of students' knowledge and skills.
In order to increase the internationalization and promote student and staff mobility, the Consortium is realized on the basis of strong national synergies between academic and research institutions, with the aim of straightening the link between teaching and research. Thanks to its European flavor, founded on a long-term collaboration between all Partners in High Energy Physics experiments, such as the ones undertaken at the CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research - the Partnerships and the activities proposed in the project will motivate the students to be more in favor of mobility.
A fundamental aspect of the project is the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools, that will support the groups of students and the teams of teachers during the project, as drivers of improvements in education. In particular, a customized moodle platform integrated into a web-based virtual environment with additional tools useful for sharing documents, meeting virtually through chat/video rooms, tracking the project and scheduling meetings will be soon available. iTHEPHY promotes ICT-based educational tools and content for deep learning and teaching in physics in a digital era.
The consoritium consists of three European universities and three European research institutes, strongly linked trough research in theoretical and experimental particle physics.
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