Gilda Fiengo, Italy
School: I.C. 4 De Lauzieres
Subject and Grade Taught: Maths and science. Age group: 11-13
Years' Teaching: 12 years
Participation in Amgen Teach: Four year
Gilda is a High School Maths and Science Teacher and a veteran of the Amgen Teach Community.
When asked about Amgen Teach, she says, "Amgen Teach has enhanced my confidence and ability to use inquiry-based science education in my classroom. The course I attended this year has given me the opportunity to apply IBSE methodology in the classroom successfully for the first time."
Lesson delivery has also benefitted. "I have learnt that is very important to stimulate discussions and comparison amongst my students. To stimulate their curiosity, I now introduce new subjects with an interesting question, based on everyday problems."
As a result, engagement with her students has significantly improved. "During Amgen Teach activities, my students are enthusiastic. They eagerly look forward to the next science class." Gilda says, "I have shared what I have learnt in Amgen Teach with other Italian IBSE community colleagues." She adds that she intends to pass her knowledge onto teachers in the new school that she will work in next year.