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Science Education projects

We present European science education projects. If you would like to feature your project in this section, please contact Johanna Snellman.


Improving teacher education in Maths and Science: ITEMS has started
ITEMS, a new project aiming to improve the competencies of Mathematics and Science teachers has just started. ITEMS (Improving Teacher Education in Mathematics and Science) focuses on developing on-line modules for secondary school students in Maths and Science, and organising training...
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Inspire pilot projects in MST teaching start
The Inspire pilot projects to develop and experiment new teaching methods in maths, science and technology (MST) have started. Pilot schools in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Lithuania will implement MST learning objects provided on the Inspire website (Read more


Launch of the STELLA Web Portal
The STELLA web portal (http://www.stella-science.eu) wants to address all people involved in science education who want to communicate experiences, cooperate, exchange ideas and thoughts on teaching methods and approaches.
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ICT industry alliance launches TeachToday initiative
Fourteen leading mobile operators, mobile content, social networking companies and internet providers have launched a website TeachToday.eu, designed to help teachers encourage children to use the internet and mobile technology responsibly and safely. Available in English, Czech,...
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European Pupils Magazine is looking for new writers
EPM (European Pupils Magazine) is an international periodical about the History of Science and Technology, written by European students aged from 14 to 19. Students have an opportunity to write articles about a great number of scientific arguments treated from a historical point...
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Release of the final GRID website
GRID (Growing Interest in the Development of Teaching Science) is a project funded by the European Commission within the Socrates Programme. It aims to create a network for the exchange of good practice in the field of science teaching in Europe. Its final portal has been released...
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Innovative Science Pedagogy in Research and Education
The Innovative Science Pedagogy in Research and Education (INSPIRE) project aims to develop and experiment new teaching methods in the field of math, science and technology (MST). The purpose is to challenge the lack of interest of students to start scientific studies and more widely...
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Discovery Days
The aim of the project is to present the vision for the future operation of museums, science centres and thematic parks and to give to the wider public the opportunity to experience the new technological achievements during their visits in those places.
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Science in Public Areas
After the great success of the International Year of Physics in 2005, the European Physical Society developed, in collaboration with Hisa...
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The project creates a network of museums, science centres and schools across Europe, to develop, apply and evaluate learning schemes that build on the strengths of formal and informal strategies. It explores the integration of physical and computational media for the design of interactive...
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STIPPS - Scientific Thinking In (pre) Primary School Settings
Improving learning and teaching in science is as important today as it has ever been. Major debates are taking place in the scientific community, the political debating chambers, within the media and amongst the general public at large. Some of the issues that are driving these debates...
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DeCiDe - Deliberative Citizens Debates in European Science Centres and Museums
DeCiDe is a project which seeks to develop a way of conducting meetings in which members of the public can debate about six controversial life science issues: pre-implantation genetic testing; stem cell research; xeno-transplantation; new drugs for HIV; brain research and nanotechnology.
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eMapps.com: games and mobile technology in learning
The eMapps.com project will investigate the use by school children of mobile technologies, such as handheld PCs, PDAs and smartphones in teaching and learning.
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PARCEL - Participatory Communication Activities on E-Learning
The project aims at complementing the dissemination activities of the two Networks of Excellence (NoE) on e-learning – KALEIDOSCOPE & PROLEARN with complementary communication activities.
These activities are referred to new target groups, not considered by the two NoE:...
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GISAS - Geographical Information Systems Applications for Schools
GISAS is a research and development project focusing on the incorporation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies into secondary school, for geography and environmental education. The GISAS project deals with collection of water quality indicators: the partner schools...
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Unfold - Understanding New Frameworks of Learning Design
The Unfold project is addressing the implementation and use of eLearning standards.
The key aspect for the development of eLearning is that it supports better learning, but progress depends on the adoption of open standards. So far these have limited eLearning to a relatively...
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Training and Mentoring of Science Shops: a tool-kit for Community Based Research
The Training and Mentoring of Science Shops (TRAMS) project intends to encourage the development of new science shops through the provision of training and mentoring support. Besides that TRAMS will support the professional development of existing science shops and similar organisations...
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SkyWatch: Introducing European Youth in the World of Scientific Research through Interactive Utilization of a Global Network of Robotic Telescopes
The SkyWatch Project is realized in the framework of European Science Week having as scope to inform the public and especially young people about the latest advances in astronomy as well as to prompt them to...
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MESSENGER: Media, Science and Society: Engagement and Governance in Europe
MESSENGER project addresses the core of the Science and Society Work Programme which, in its introduction, states:
“In a knowledge-based society, both policy makers and citizens should be equipped to make informed choices from the ever-growing range of options thrown up...
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Meeting of Minds: European Citizens’ Deliberation on Brain Science
"Meeting of Minds" is a trans-European project designed to inform the public about current and future research in brain science, and for them to assess this progress to associated ethical, social and legal implications.
For the first time, citizens from across Europe will come...
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GRID - Growing Interest in the Development of teaching science
The GRID project intends to create a network for the exchange of best practice in the field of science teaching in Europe at the level of decision-makers and schools directly involved in innovative experiments.
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ICLASS - Intelligent Distributed Cognitive-based Open Learning System for Schools
The iClass project is developing an intelligent cognitive-based open learning system and environment, adapted to individual learners’ needs and ensures their take-up in the education sector at a European level. The project takes into account not only advanced technology but...
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LERU- League of European Research Universities Kids University
The LERU–Kids-University project promotes public understanding of research and science. The target group is children aged 10 to 12 years and their parents. Fascination with science begins with curiosity, generating such questions as: "what makes robots clever?", "why do we...
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Ch.I.Ps - Child Information communication Technologies Pages
The Ch.I.Ps project aims at enabling the access of children aged 5 to 12 years, their families and teachers to Information Society. Children’s Digital literacy is a fundamental need, and the tools, products and opportunities of online training are manifold, but often not well...
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PATH- Participatory Approaches in Science and Technology
The PATH project will form a network bringing together academics, practitioners, policy-makers and stakeholders to exchange knowledge and develop future directions for the involvement of society in the deliberation of science-based policy issues.
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CIPAST – Citizen Participation in Science and Technology
The CIPAST-Project aims to bring together organizations with significant experience in the use of participatory procedures in scientific and technological issues, belonging to the different families of experienced actors in that field - such as parliamentary offices, research institutes,...
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HELIOS - European eLearning Observation System
The HELIOS project aims at establishing a sustainable observation platform to monitor the progress of eLearning in Europe vis-à-vis policy objectives and to forecast future scenarios of eLearning evolution. It aims to create the European eLearning Observatory: an open and...
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PROLEARN - Network of Excellence in Professional Learning
PROLEARN is a 'Network of Excellence' dealing with technology-enhanced professional learning. It intends to bring together the most important research groups in the area of professional learning and training, as well as other key organizations and industrial partners, thus bridging...
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The eTTCampus project aims to set up, develop and consolidate a European Virtual Campus for teachers and trainers. On the virtual campus, teachers and trainers can directly compare experiences on the pedagogical use of ICT and learn through context-based work.
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