Frankfurt Book Fair – A World of Learning

The 2017 Frankfurter Buchmesse has proved once again that the publishing world is full of innovation, especially when it comes to engaging the next generation of young scientists.  Figures released by the organisers of this internationally important event, suggest that some 7,300 exhibitors attended, representing 102 countries.  Visitor numbers were around four percent up compared to 2016, in all some 286,000 people attended this five-day book extravaganza.

Educationalists, Lecturers and Teaching Professionals from All Over the World Attended the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Visitors to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Visitor numbers up for the 2017 Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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The International Education Sector was Prominent

At this year’s Book Fair, the international educational sector was very well represented with visitors flocking to Hall 4.2 to participate in the “World of Learning Lab”.  As well as the more traditional educational materials, digital media and its use in the education sector was prominent.  One exhibit that took the eye was the virtual dive on a coral reef using virtual reality (VR) goggles.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur who attended the Book Fair commented:

“The Frankfurter Buchmesse provided a one-stop shop for members of the teaching profession and school administrators.  Some of the advances involving the use of digital media in schools are breathtaking.  The effective use of these tools in conjunction with appropriate schemes of work and carefully thought out lesson plans can really help to engage pupils.”

The “Educational Hot Spot”

The dedicated area of the show known as the “Educational Hot Spot” provided a series of highlights for Everything Dinosaur team members.  The latest whiteboard technology was on display and there were plenty of opportunities to practice on the Smartboards and other classroom accessories.  Everything Dinosaur staff members came away with a number of new ideas on how to adapt scientific research and make it accessible to teachers and teaching professionals.

Education was Definitely in the Spotlight in the “Educational Hot Spot” Area

Education in the spotlight at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The “Educational Hot Spot” at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Sofa talks, workshops and interactive presentations were on offer, along with the chance to review some of the latest science orientated teaching publications.  The primary schools sector was particularly strong with dozens and dozens of companies at the show which serve the primary school sector.  There were also several seminars that visitors could attend, providing insights into the latest teaching methods, pedagogical trends and inspirational ideas to help support term topics.

Plenty of Time to take in Expert Opinion at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Learning about the latest educational trends.

Seminars on a number of education related topics were offered.

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It really does take five days to cover the event, Everything Dinosaur team members felt that they had “hardly scratched the surface”, there was so much to see and do.  We even found a few books on dinosaurs…

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