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Mathematics and science for life

Objective

This project aims to promote a widespread use of inquiry-based science teaching (IBST) in primary and secondary schools. Our major innovation is to connect IBST in school with the world of work making science more meaningful for young European students and motivating their interest in careers in S & T. To this end, we will run training courses in which pre- and in-service teachers will learn about IBST supported by teachers from vocational education, representatives from industry and informal learning. They will develop inquiry tasks in vocational contexts, leading to a large European task repository. Teachers will experience IBST themselves and through iterative cycles of implementation followed by reflection integrate this into their practice. To ensure widespread participation we will use a pyramid model in which we will work with a small number of teachers first each of which will then work with further teachers. Additionally we will develop an innovative interactive e-learning platform. To profit from the international perspective offered by the project teachers will be connected with existing European networks and our own thematic network on IBST through (virtual) meetings, a forum and the task repository.

We will adopt a systemic approach to dissemination working with teachers and additionally parents, students, school authorities and policy makers. National and European advisory panels will bring together stakeholders to advise partners throughout the project; dialogue with policy makers will be facilitated by workshops and policy papers. To ensure effectiveness our work will be informed by a detailed analysis of the educational systems in partner nations. We plan to reach more than 65.000 teachers directly and 800.000 teachers indirectly (via stakeholders, media).

Throughout, our work will be subject to rigorous evaluation and measures of quality assurance that will be both summative and formative in informing the progress of the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1
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Coordinator

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Address
Kunzenweg 21
79117 Freiburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 878 679,89
Administrative Contact
Katja Maaß (Prof.)

Participants (20)

HOGSKOLEN I SOR-TRONDELAG

Participation ended

Norway
Address
E C Dahls Gate 2
N-7004 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ragnhild Lyngved Staberg (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 79 180
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kathy Kikis-Papadakis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 483,54
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heleen Verhage (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 351 534,69
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geoffrey Wake (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 962
Address
Campus Las Lagunillas Sn Edifico B1 Vicerrectorado De Investigacion Desar Tecn E Innovacion
23071 Jaen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Garcia Garcia (Dr.)
GESINE KULCKE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 624,10
Address
Zuricher Strasse 89
700376 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gesine Kulcke (Mrs.)
EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 160 827,44
Address
Makedonitisas Avenue 46
1700 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Mousoulides (Prof.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 150 440,60
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafentzi (Mrs.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 235 645
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ragnhild Lyngved Staberg (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PADAGOGIKDER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND MATHEMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 023,53
Address
Olshausenstrasse 62
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrin Engeln (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 76 775,27
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Szilárd András (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA HRADEC KRALOVE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 82 724,47
Address
Rokitanskeho 62
50003 Hradec Kralove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Bilek (Prof.)
DIVULGACION DINAMICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 899,03
Address
Avenida Blas Infante 6 5C
41011 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maya álvarez Pedro (Mr.)
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 113 880
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Beytepe Kampusu Rektorluk Binasi
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gultekin Cakmakci (Prof.)
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 71 360
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenijus Kurilovas (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 24 278,10
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Kapelari (Dr.)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 456,18
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Parreira Do Amaral Marcelo (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATICS AT THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 70 932
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 8
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petar Kenderov (Prof.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 598,82
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heike Wessendorf (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 121 865,90
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Kapelari (Prof.)