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Innovation in Science Education - Turning Kids on to Science

Objective

KidsINNscience will identify and promote innovative approaches for teaching and learning science, adapt and test them for implementation in mainstream schools and develop innovation strategies in all participating countries. The consortium proposes a collaborative project (specific international cooperation action (SICA)) for experts who work with and on new methods for science education. The overall objective of the project is to develop adaptive strategies to facilitate the innovation of science education in formal and informal settings. Strategies for innovating curricula and strategies for teaching and learning in science and technology will be analysed and compared among 8 different countries in Europe and 2 in Latin America. The role of gender and cultural diversity will explicitly be taken into account in all phases of the project. KidsINNscience proposes to adopt an adaptive strategy that enables participating countries to learn from each other and develop feasible innovation plans that fit the specific conditions of each of the countries. The project will deliver a long list of innovations from all participating countries, carry out effective pilots to contribute to a solid evidence base and formulate a set of criteria for innovation of teaching and learning of science. KidsINNscience will also make use of non-European educational settings in Brazil and Mexico in order to find new methods and strategies for science education to be adapted and used in all participating countries. The KidsINNscience consortium unites experienced partners from: -Universities and research institutions, who have been working on new methods in science education for many years (LSBU, RM3, IJS, UFRJ) -Research partners who are specified on innovative didactic models and new learning arrangements (UZH, FUB, SLO, AIE, USC, CINVESTAV ) The consortium reflects all required competencies to perform the proposed parts of KidsINNscience with the desired quality and expertise.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

OSTERREICHISCHES OKOLOGIE-INSTITUT
Address
Seidengasse 13
1070 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 167 415,50
Administrative Contact
Nadia Prauhart (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 007
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Koßbau (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 124 827
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christine Gerloff-Gasser (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 93 857,50
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Spela Stres (Dr.)
Stichting Leerplanontwikkeling SLO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 95 912
Address
Piet Heinstraat 12 7511Je
7500CA Enschede
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Henri Ankoné (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 407
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosanna Praturlon (Ms.)
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 65 262
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julia Power (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 537
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Sedano Arnaez (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 63 012
Address
Avenida Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508
07360 Mexico
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Justo Martinez Carrazco (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 72 987
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabel Martins (Dr.)