Copernicus Hackathon – an example of active learning

While they have not been rigorously documented for learning outcomes, hackathons expose students to new directions of study and opportunity (Duhring, 2014). They offer a project-oriented and active learning environment. Recent Copernicus hackathon held in Zagreb, Croatia was an event that proved the potential and real value of this type of active learning. It was the biggest Copernicus hackathon in Europe up to now and gathered 21 teams, including, for the first time, 9 high school teams. Even though this hackathon was not directly connected to the classroom, the impact was and will be in the formal education process. For … Continue reading Copernicus Hackathon – an example of active learning