PSNews - "We believe that curiosity and the ability to think critically in each young learner are the potential for being a researcher and constructor, a thinker and builder. Films and experiments will be the medium through which curiosity and the desire to explore are encouraged and our knowledge of today’s world are expanded" the press release announced.
From October to December, the Goethe-Institut Vietnam will host the ninth edition of the annual "Science Film Festival" . The Science Film Festival will kick off on October 15 with high substantial science films, aiming to promote the initatives of learning and to contribute to the cultural development in Vietnam.
Each screening will be accompanied by interactive projects, discovery workshops and experiments. Youth can experience science with hands and eyes; they can do experiments on the spot. This will deepen the process of learning and understanding. The organizing board expected that their hand-on activities to again reach tens of thousands of students in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
"We believe that curiosity and the ability to think critically in each young learner are the potential for being a researcher and constructor, a thinker and builder. Films and experiments will be the medium through which curiosity and the desire to explore are encouraged and our knowledge of today’s world are expanded" the press release announced.
This year marks the 250th birthday (1769 - 2019) of the brilliant german scientist Alexander von Humboldt. His approach to understand nature as an interconnected web rather than single disciplines revolutionised the conception of nature itself.
This interdisciplinary point of view is more urgently needed than ever: If everything is inseparable, what global consequences do actions have? On the occasion of this anniversary, the festival will circle around his ideas, explorations and findings, taking in his perspectives of the interconnectedness of nature.
In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the festival aims to expand the conversation on the issues central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment.
As part of the Science Film Festival, 2020 Goethe-Institut Hanoi offers 2 full Sundays of science at the institute. The festival will travel through schools with the focus of letting pupils get hands on with science as well as learning by watching films about certain topics.
By Linh Bui
On the events of October 25 and November 8, pupils from 6th grade and higher can come to Goethe-Institut to experience science with hands and eyes, doing experiments on the spot. The experiments are connected to the movies watched. By this multi access approach, curiosity, cleverness and knowledge will be fostered.