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Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth over Europe

Objective

The Ark of Inquiry project aims to raise youth awareness to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) by providing young European citizens (7 to 18-year-olds) with a pool of engaging inquiry activities to improve their inquiry skills, increase their awareness and understanding of conducting ‘real’ science, and prepare them to participate in different roles in the European research and innovation process. In order to achieve these aims, the project will 1) develop a framework for identifying inquiry activities that promote pupils’ awareness of RRI; 2) collect existing inquiry activities and environments from various national and international projects; 3) make the activities available across Europe through the Ark of Inquiry platform in order to bring together inquiry activities, learners, and supporters (teachers, science and teacher education students, and staff of universities and science centres); 4) train at least 1 100 teachers to support pupils’ inquiry activities in a manner that attracts pupils’ interest and motivation towards RRI; and 5) implement the inquiry activities on a large-scale across a European school network. During the project at least 23 000 students will participate in the Ark of Inquiry. After completing a particular set of inquiry activities the pupils can apply for an Inquiry Award. A large community consisting of 1 100 trained teachers and at least 100 science and teacher education students and 50 researchers from universities and science centres over Europe will support learners’ inquiry activities and award their performance. Based on evaluation results the Ark of Inquiry platform will be made available for the whole of Europe. The platform will connect formal learning settings and curricula to centres for science and research, so that generations of scientists can meet each other. This project helps build a society skilled in RRI and related scientific communication.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

TARTU ULIKOOL
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Estonia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 384 970,80
Administrative Contact
Margus Pedaste (Prof.)

Participants (12)

ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 294 250
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Karamaounas (Mr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 277 259,50
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Riipinen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 212 994
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliza Archeou (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 276 289,70
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohammad Taufiq (Mr.)
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN ARNHEM ENNIJMEGEN HAN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 269 030
Address
Ruitenberglaan 31
6802 CC Arnhem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annelies Dickhout (Ms.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG, WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 129 470
Address
Minoritenplatz 5
1010 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Lehner (Mr.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 470
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)
BAHCESEHIR EGITIM KURUMLARI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 82 390
Address
Mh Ataturk Cd B2 Blok 12 131 Yesilk Bakirkoy
35080 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
özlem Alp (Ms.)
L'ECOLE DE L'ADN ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 157 718
Address
Grand Rue 19
30000 Nimes
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christian Siatka (Prof.)
UC LIMBURG
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 416
Address
Campus Diepenbeek Agoralaan Gebouw B Bus 1
3590 Diepenbeek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anja Brebels (Ms.)
KUTATO TANAROK ORSZAGOS SZOVETSEGE
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 74 910
Address
Dohany Utca 10-14
1074 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Judit Varro (Ms.)
SIHTASUTUS TEADUSKESKUS AHHAA
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 85 351
Address
Sadama 1
51004 Tartu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helin Haga (Ms.)