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European Science and Technology in Action Building Links with Industry, Schools and Home

Objective

The aim of ESTABLISH is to facilitate and implement an inquiry based approach in the teaching and learning of science and technology across Europe, mainly focussed, through the collaborative actions of the consortium, on appropriate teacher education and support using trialled and tested resource material particularly suited to inquiry based teaching. Inquiry based teaching methodologies are encouraged to engage students in science and mathematics by increasing their interest in science and also by stimulating teacher motivation. However, widespread implementation of such a methodology will only occur with inclusion and participation of all partners in education, both formal and informal. ESTABLISH addresses this by drawing together over 60 partners from across 11 European countries to work together on a 48 month multidisciplinary project to encourage and promote the more widespread use of inquiry-based science teaching techniques in second level schools through appropriate teacher education, creation of authentic learning environments and actions to bridge the gap between the science education research community, science teachers, students, parents, local industry as well as policy makers in order to facilitate the uptake of inquiry-based science teaching. The outcomes of this project will firstly be a large team of teachers across Europe who are skilled and confident in their delivery of inquiry based teaching. Further outcomes will be the identification of suitable model(s) of teacher education, at both pre- and in-service levels, for inquiry based teaching and also identification of best practice in guiding change through all the stakeholders involved in science and science education. Teachers are active partners as developers, researchers and agents so that real change in classroom practice can be achieved. ESTABLISH is committed to sharing and disseminating best practice in inquiry-based methods through European teacher networks, conferences and publications.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

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

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 677 519,18
Administrative Contact
Eilish Mcloughlin (Dr.)

Participants (16)

AG EDUCATION SERVICES LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 214 535
Address
Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire 22
Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Gethings (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dick Veldhuis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Participation ended

Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 159 785,24
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicos Valanides (Prof.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 161 497
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Ottander (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 240 022
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iwona Maciejowska (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 246 742
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leoš Dvorák (Prof.)
ACROSSLIMITS LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 214 535
Address
Hilltop Gardens, Triq L-inkwina
NXR 2641 Naxxar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angele Giuliano (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 214 535
Address
Srobarova 2
04180 Kosice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marián Kireš (Dr.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 668,58
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julia Michaelis (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 214 535
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miia Rannikmae (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 214 535
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Fazio (Dr.)
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 157
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Ekborg (Prof.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PADAGOGIKDER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND MATHEMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 878
Address
Olshausenstrasse 62
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilka Parchmann (Prof.)
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR MICRO-COMPUTER APPLICATIES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 855
Address
Van Leijenberghlaan 124 Unit B
1082 DB Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ton Ellermeijer (Prof.)
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 508
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Koehne (Ms.)
FREDERICK UNIVERSITY FU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 120 341
Address
Gianni Freiderikou 7
1036 Pallouriotissa Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicos Valanides (Prof.)