Meringer Johannes, Austria


School: HLW Hartberg

Subject and Grade Taught: Natural Sciences with students 14-19 years

Years Teaching: 3 years

Participation in Amgen Teach programme: National training in Vienna

Meringer is an Austrian teacher, who has recently joined the Amgen Teach Community.

When asked about Amgen Teach, Meringer responds by saying, "Amgen Teach gave me more confidence and background information to perform experiments in the classroom." He also adds that through Amgen Teach he has access to teaching materials that he can readily use in his lessons without the need for a highly equipped laboratory.

Meringer also highlights the fact that during the first part of the Amgen Teach training, he realised how important it is to teach his students about the principles of experimental research and the scientific steps to follow from observation through to interpretation and application.

Currently, his students are mostly engaged in nutrition-focused subjects. For this reason, Meringer believes that her new approach "will align perfectly with the school's orientation and focus on nutritional advice."