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Open Science Hub Network: Empowering Citizens through STEAM Education with Open Schooling

Project description

New Open School hubs to developing STEAM education

The Open Science Hub (OSHub) project will work with schools to bring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) education to the communities, as a tool for their sustainable development. Their aim is to inspire, empower and engage citizens – from school children to senior citizens. It will engage schools in tackling challenges faced by their local communities through collaborations among local enterprises, local schools’ researchers and social innovators. By forming a network, OSHub will help schools become actively involved as agents for collaboration between civil society, enterprises, research institutes and community. Each OSHub in the network will be co-led by local schools so students, teachers and principals can participate in the development and implementation of activities.

Objective

Open Science Hub Network is a European network of community space in which schools will be actively involved as agents for collaboration between civil society, enterprises, research institutes and community at large through Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) learning opportunities. OSHub will engage communities, including civil associations and families, in tackling local challenges using Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concepts and principles. SevenOSHubs will be established in seven partner countries across Europe to engage underserved and multicultural groups. OSHub promotes Open Schooling in STEAM education and is fully based on Open Standards. OSHub will engage schools in tackling challenges faced by their local communities through collaborations among local enterprises, local schools, researchers and social innovators, using the equipment and expertise that will be made available in the OSHub. Each of the OSHubs will be co-led by local schools through partnerships established by the OSHub partners in each country. Students, teachers, principals and school governance play a prominent role in the development and implementation of activities and schools are represented in the management boards of all local OSHubs. The OSHubs will collaborate closely with local stakeholders, with activities co-guided by teachers, students, local
enterprises, researchers and other relevant stakeholders, to run STEAM career-related activities for schools and families and address locally relevant issues that link to the Horizon 2020 Grand Societal Challenges, in an RRI approach to cocreation. Overall, the main vision of OSHub is to inspire, empower and engage citizens - from school children to senior citizens - by working with schools to bring STEAM education to the communities, as a tool for their sustainable development

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Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SwafS-2018-2-two-stage

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Net EU contribution
€ 409 687,50
Address
RAPENBURG 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 409 687,50

Participants (9)