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Final Report - CISCI (Cinema and Science)

Project ID: 511114
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY

Abstract

This the final activity report of CISCI, part of the NUCLEUS cluster and funded under the European Science Teaching Initiative of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The CISCI project was an undertaking to help to raise interest and to improve public understanding of science in the younger generation. The primary target groups were European teachers and their pupils in schools. CISCI combined the most popular media among the young generation, namely movies and the Internet, to help to raise the attractiveness of science at schools, to counteract the widely spread misconceptions arising from pseudo-science as well as to raise the pupils' awareness and sensibility of gender-biased representations and public ethical and risk concerns related to science and scientific achievements.

The specific report provides a summary description of the objectives of the project, the main work performed by the partners of the CISCI Consortium and the end results of the project.

The idea of CISCI was to set up a free database with clips and scenes from films with scientific themes, analysing their scientific content from the point of view of different scientific disciplines, like physics, chemistry, life sciences and mathematics. On a web-based platform CISCI provided this new innovative classroom resource for school teachers and their pupils.

At the end of the project, the contents of CISCI were available through websites and educational portals in at least six European languages and eight European Member States, as well as the United States (US).

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Record Number: 12869 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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