25 agosto 2017

Boosting Science education at school – Strategic partnership

Boosting science education at school is an Erasmus Plus 2-year Strategic partnership (October 2017-2019) aiming at bridging the gap between schools and science. 

The partnership is composed by the coordinator Associazione Euphoria (Italy), four scientific organizations – The science zone (Italy), Digital Idea (Greece), Science Centre AHHAA (Estonia), Ludor Engineering (Romania) – and four schools of different levels – Istituto Comprensivo “Maria Montessori” (Italy), Moysiko Gymnasio-geniko Lykeio (Greece), Tartu Tamme Gümnaasium (Estonia) and Scoala Gimnaziala Barnova (Romania).

The project aims at developing an exchange of best practices between schools and  organizations active in the field of promoting science among schools, in order to create synergies between the education and scientific world.

This exchange should facilitate the introduction of more attractive practices in teaching science at school. 

The project also wants to develop an exchange of methodologies between the associations, in order to figure out the best ways in which they can settle a stable collaboration with schools. These associations, by joining the project would like to share their experience at EU level to learn from each other on how to carry out their laboratories and activities and how to cooperate internationally, as science is international for its same nature.

As a result, the project aims at promoting excellence in teaching and learning science in schools through the introduction of non-formal methods and the reform of traditional curricula.  

The project aims at inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and associations involved in different ways in the European science education, and supporting teachers in modernizing their methodologies and activities carried out in classrooms.

Consequently, the project also aims at improving motivation, learning and pupils’ attitudes in science education, resulting in an increased scientific literacy and recruitment to science-based careers, equipping young people with the skills to achieve their full potential, and ultimately convert better jobs into better lives.

The first transnational project meeting will take place on 12-13 December 2017 in Rome.

OPPORTUNITY OF MOBILITY FOR ITALIAN TEACHERS:

If you are a teacher and wants to join our first training activities that will take place in Iasi (Romania) on 10-13 February, you can apply filling-in this module: https://goo.gl/33q7Xg

The first training will be organized by our partner Ludor engineering and will focus on 3D Printing, drones, intallations designed for teaching science in an interesting way and on a visit to the “Laborator” exposition. On the last day the open event with the possibility of meeting many other schools and networking about how teach STEM subjects in a more innovative way will take place. More info will come soon.

Costs will be covered by Erasmus Plus grant, according to the maximum ceilings.

Priority will be given to those already involved in the Euphoria network.

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2017