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Future-oriented Science EDucation to enhance Responsibility and engagement in the society of Acceleration and uncertainty

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872841

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.g.

H2020-EU.5.d.

H2020-EU.5.h.

H2020-EU.5.a.

H2020-EU.5.f.

H2020-EU.5.c.

H2020-EU.5.b.

H2020-EU.5.e.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 065 138

  • EU contribution

    € 1 065 138

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

Objective

The relation between science and society is strongly influenced by the impressive acceleration of scientific and technological development. Within this society of acceleration (H. Rosa), the young are experiencing a sense of derangement and an alarming sense of loss of future and hope.
FEDORA will develop a future-oriented model to enable formal and informal science education to equip the young with thinking, foresight and action competence skills needed to grapple with the societal challenges.
In particular, the project aims to address three forms of misalignment that emerge from the difficulties of the educational systems to keep the pace of societal changes: a) the clash between, on one hand, the vertical and hyper-specialized organization of teaching in disciplines and, on the other, the inter-multi-transdisciplinary, multi-actor and open character of the new modus operandi of R&I; b) the mismatch between the formalized and exclusive languages used in schools and the needs for new languages to enhance imagination and the capacity to talk about the contemporary challenges; c) the clash between the a-temporal or historically oriented teaching approaches and the need to support the young to construct visions of the future that empower actions in the present.
These forms of misalignment represent blind spots for science education that FEDORA will explore through a multi-layer (institutional, conceptual, cultural) research approach, an articulated structures of actions and a multiform set of research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative surveys, design-driven and Delphi Study methodologies,..).
The actions and results will feed into recommendations for anticipatory policies aimed to mobilise visionary attitudes on open-schooling and to orient concrete institutional transformations to nurture, in secondary school students, a new sense of trust and desire needed to support an aware, responsible and sustainable participation in science-related societal issues.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Address

Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 242 883

Participants (5)

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 159 500

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 212 537,50

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 220 498,75

FORMICABLU SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 166 343,75

STICHTING TEACH THE FUTURE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 63 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872841

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.g.

H2020-EU.5.d.

H2020-EU.5.h.

H2020-EU.5.a.

H2020-EU.5.f.

H2020-EU.5.c.

H2020-EU.5.b.

H2020-EU.5.e.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 065 138

  • EU contribution

    € 1 065 138

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy