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Surrounded by Science: Learning paths towards science proficiency

Objective

Every day, people of all ages are engaged in powerful science-related activities outside the classroom that spark interest and foster their understanding of science. However, it is not fully understood how outcomes of such activities relate to the outcomes of traditional formal science education. Surrounded by Science brings together experts in science education research, science centers and museum pedagogues, providers of outreach and informal learning activities, strong users communities, and policy makers to design and develop a systematic assessment methodology that will analyze the impact of out-of-school science activities.
The project team will conduct a series of field studies and use innovative research instruments (Digital Toolbox) to support the data collection from citizens actively participating in science related activities to assess the impact of specific out-of-school activities. The project will integrate the collected information in matrices to advise science organizations in the design of their activities. Furthermore, the project will propose an accreditation scheme for science education providers and offer guidance on their effective integration to (formal) science education policies. In total, more than 10.000 participants will become part of the assessment, either by interacting with one of the selected activities or by participation in an in-depth assessment of their science proficiency.
Surrounded by Science aims to have a long-lasting impact on the ability of science educators to design more effective, targeted, and meaningful learning activities at all levels. The Digital Toolbox is available to partners within and beyond the project, allowing them to evaluate and set up more effective activities to achieve meaningful impacts on learners? science proficiency. It seeks to enable formal science education to benefit by providing schools with recommendations on how to integrate successful activities to formal learning settings.

Call for proposal

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

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 699 475

Participants (7)

ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 253 750
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere 6
68200 Mulhouse
Activity type
Other
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 105 625
Address
Largo Dos Topazios 48-3Fte
2785817 Sao Domingos De Rana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza
Italy
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Via Coroglio 104
80124 Napoli
Activity type
Other
THE LISBON COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 147 500
Address
Rue De La Loi 155 Residence Palace Ipc
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments