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December 6, 2021
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‘Children’s University’ opens gates for first time

Approximately 100 children aged between 7 and 14 are attending, between 21 June and 2 July, the first ‘Children’s University’ officially opened in the Aula Magna of the Univesrsity of Bucharest yesterday. Children will go to classes given by university processors and will have a direct contact with the scientific and academic world. Using methodologies such as inter-activity, game, experiment or teamwork, children will be coached to identify practical applications for the knowledge they acquire and to make a possible choice for their future career in a creative and inert-active manner. The attendants will also have a better understanding of the finality of academic education. The project inter-active workshops will be held at the University of Bucharest, and will be organised as practical courses based on methods such as ‘brainstorming’, ‘be active and join in’, ‘learning by doing ‘ or ‘hands-on training’. The ‘Children’s University’ is designed as a multidisciplinary space where children can express a possible choice for the career they wish to pursue: in exact sciences and IT, in social sciences and humanities, arts, medicine, so on and so forth. The organisers say the programme places the child in an academic context and arouses his/her in-born curiosity by inter-active methods focussed on the applicability of knowledge. The university is a new, inciting and relaxed learning environment where university professors and various specialists will use an equally rigorous, straightforward and appealing language, starting from questions of knowledge children may be preoccupied with. The ‘Children’s University’ is an annual project supported by more than 200 academic institutions and major municipalities in Europe, being widely recognised as an appropriate tool used to raise children’s interest in science and technology.

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