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Creating Organisational Structures for Meaningful science education through Open Schooling for all

Objective

COSMOS (Creating Organisational Structures for Meaningful science education through Open Schooling for all) uses socio-scientific inquiry-based learning (SSIBL) as a pedagogical means for opening up schools to their communities through a transformation process, aiming to create new partnerships within communities that can foster science education for all citizens, irrespective of gender, ethnicity or cultural background. To transform and open schools from an 'inwards' to an 'outwards' mode of engagement in, with and for their communities, our open schooling approach is unique in combining key pivotal elements of innovative constructivist pedagogy, teacher education, and transforming school organisational culture.
We will (a) establish Core ORganisational structures for Promoting Open Schooling (CORPOS) in primary and secondary schools to facilitate community engagement. CORPOS will (b) support the creation of Communities of Practice (CoP), which include non-formal and informal education providers, enterprises, families, other stakeholders. The CoP will engage in SSIBL focusing on relevant socio-scientific issues, ensure engagement of all societal actors, and create significant life experiences, enhancing students' interest in science and science careers. We will (c) ensure the viability and sustainability of open schools by working closely with science teachers, stakeholders and school leadership, offering teacher professional development, supporting networking and collaboration and capacity building.
The COSMOS consortium (11 partners, 7 countries) provides transdisciplinary cooperation and expertise in non-formal and formal science education, science teacher education, educational organisation and leadership, and strong societal links within communities, all of which warrant the successful implementation of COSMOS. The resulting tools, policy briefs and roadmaps will be used by schools across Europe further impacting communities through science education.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-2-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 459 437,50

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAREL DE GROTE HOGESCHOOL KATHOLIEKE HOGESCHOOL ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 000
Address
Brusselstraat 45
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 170 625
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 144 750
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649-013 Lisbon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEIT BERL COLLEGE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 169 875
Address
Pob Doar Beit Berl
4490500 Beit Berl
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROFACE CONSULTING SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 57 875
Address
Komenskeho Namesti 381/20
767 01 Kromeriz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DJAPO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 44 000
Address
Ortolanenstraat 6
3010 Kessel-lo
Activity type
Other
WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 625
Address
Telegraph Way Morn Hill
SO21 1HZ Winchester
Activity type
Other
CIENCIA VIVA-AGENCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 30 250
Address
Parque Das Nações, Alameda Dos Oceanos Lote 2.10.01
1990-223 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
ALMA LOV MUSEUM OF UNEXP. ART
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 47 750
Address
As 33
68693 Sunne
Activity type
Other