Introducing Dr. Giedre Straksiene

From January 2021 Giedre Straksiene, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Global Science Opera, in the context of HVL’s University project. She came from Center for Studies of Social Changes (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities) at Klaipeda University (Lithuania). Her main research area focuses on development of communicative competence; various teaching/learning drama methods which are applicable in development of communicative competence; aspects between information visualization and communication, and relationships of this phenomena for contemporary art-science context.

She also has over 10 years of experience as a drama teacher. “Working with students, my priority is to involve them into creative learning process, reaching to improve their knowledges and skills. It is important to allow students purposefully go through the creative process within certain specific tasks”.

Giedre is a wonderful and strengthening addition to the GSO-team, and we are so glad to have you with us!

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Welcome Romania!

Welcome to Felicia Calmuc, a new member in our GSO-community. She teaches English and French in a public school in Craiova, Romania. Her school is one of few that offers extracurricular activities to students between 4 and 19 years. Part of this offer will now include creative STEAM-work. She is part of the main team who will introduce GSO in Romania and produce a scene in Thrive.

Welcome also to Elisabeta Ana Naghi, a mathematics teacher, with a teaching experience of over 35 years and 15 years in school inspectorates and the Ministry of Education.
She is currently working in the Control Body of the Ministry of Education, the main attribution being to verify the observance of the legislation in education in the entire national education system.
She loves science and art, which is why she is now Romania´s alpha-contact!