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The FIBONACCI Project - Large scale dissemination of inquiry based science and mathematics education

Objective

European authorities and the international scientific community acknowledge the importance of Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Education (IBSME) to develop an integrated strategy for scientific literacy and awareness from primary to secondary school, reinforcing scientific careers. Scienceduc and Pollen FP6 projects as well as SINUS-Transfer have successfully implemented IBSME in a large number of European cities. Europe is now facing the urgent need to disseminate such approaches and enable all member States to have access, understand and implement them in a way that fits their own specificities. To go beyond best practices sharing and to provide effective know-how transfer at European level requires a dissemination model based on a systematic approach of IBSME at grassroots level, ensured by intermediary structures with successful experience in local IBSME implementation. The FIBONACCI project defines a dissemination process from 12 Reference Centres to 24 Twin Centres, based on quality and global approach. This will be done through the pairing of the former, selected for their large school-coverage and capacities for transfer of IBSME, with 12 Twin Centres 1 and 12 Twin Centres 2. These will receive training and tutoring for 2 years in order to become in turn Reference Centres and start disseminating. Transversal work between partners is organised through 5 major topics which will be explored through European training sessions and will lead to European guidelines in order to structure a common approach at European level. An external evaluation will be done to check achievement and quality. FIBONACCI will thus lead to the blueprint of a transfer methodology, valid for further Reference centre building in Europe. The project will be coordinated for 36 months by the Superior Normal School (France), with a shared scientific coordination with Bayreuth University. The Consortium will include 24 members over 21 countries, with endorsement from major institutions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics

Call for proposal

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

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 662 242,81
Administrative Contact
Anne Cormier (Ms.)

Participants (26)

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 190 194
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konrad Krainer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 110 078
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Sferrazza (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATICS AT THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 85 147
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 8
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Galina Georgieva (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SYDDANMARK
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 249 443
Address
Degnevej 16
6705 Esbjerg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Juulsgaard (Prof.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 85 147
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Toomas Tenno (Prof.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 174 117
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannu Salmi (Prof.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 190 194
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier (Ms.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 190 194
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4 La Chantrerie
44307 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Wattelier (Mr.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 029
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bianca Schikorsky (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 194
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Ulm (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 074
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Schindler (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 95 205
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassiliki Zogza (Prof.)
ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE DRUMCONDRA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 173 918
Address
Drumcondra Road
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Ward (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 110 078
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Siry (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 623,05
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Van Wijnen (Ms.)
CIENCIA VIVA-AGENCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 105 263
Address
Parque Das Nações, Alameda Dos Oceanos Lote 2.10.01
1990-223 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rosario Oliveira (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 85 147
Address
Atomistilor 409
077125 Magurele / Ilfov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihaela Osman (Ms.)
INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 85 147
Address
Mihajla Petrovica Alasa 12
11307 Vinca Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stevan Jokic (Prof.)
TRNAVSKA UNIVERZITA V TRNAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 185 243
Address
Hornopotocna 23
918 43 Trnava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Zoldosova (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 158 094
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Gostincar Blagotinsek (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 597,17
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
San Miguel Juan José (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA VETENSKAPSAKADEMIEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 216 516
Address
Lilla Frescativagen 4A
104 05 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerd Bergman (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 115 321
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Regula Kyburz-Graber (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 368 654
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 143 570,96
Address
Wibautstraat 3 B College Van Bestuur
1091 GH Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sjaak Lammerts (Mr.)
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 61 166,01
Address
Branisovska 31A
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivana Cizkova