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GLOBAL excursion - Extended Curriculum for Science Infrastructure Online

Project description


Coordination actions, conferences and studies supporting policy development, including international cooperation, for e-Infrastructures
DON'T WALK ALONE, JOIN THE GLOBAL SCIENCE EXCURSION!
Scientists Meet Teachers

It is the vision of the GLOBAL excursion project that students and teachers can explore science in innovative, virtual excursions to science labs where they interact with scientific infrastructure, material and data as well as the scientists themselves.  But “real” science activities and science teaching in school are like two different worlds and, if those are to be bridged successfully, a better understanding and common grounds to build the collaborative activities on will be necessary .  To make these virtual excursions an exciting and realistic learning experience the scientists need a better knowledge on educational practice in schools, and teachers need a better comprehension of available science content and options for interaction.

A Participatory Design Workshop

Thus, one of the first steps in the project was for ZSI to organise a participatory workshop, where five teachers from across Europe met a group of scientists who want to open their labs for schools and offer students new and exciting ways to experience science.

This first encounter of scientists and teachers was a great learning experience for all, where pedagogical requirements, technological boundaries and motivational barriers were elaborated in a very interactive way.  At the end of the second day, the meeting room was full of posters, flip charts and post-its — representing the common knowledge elaborated during the two days.  The participants were exhausted, but all very content with the results and the process of collaborative approximation.  

The successfully established contact between scientists and teachers will continue during the next two years and, we hope, will result in exciting and innovative science teaching. 

 

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-2
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Coordinator Contact

Barbara KIESLINGER (Ms.)

Coordinator

ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 214 732
Administrative Contact
Barbara Kieslinger (Ms.)

Participants (6)

EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 161 666
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marc Durando (Mr.)
AGORA SYSTEMS, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 66 486
Address
Calle Velasquez 46-6-D
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrique Barra Arias (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 160
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 732
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 63 344
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Lovas (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)