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brEaking New Ground IN the sciencE Education Realm

Objective

ENGINEER will support the widespread adoption in Europe of innovative methods of science teaching and provide extensive teacher training on inquiry-based methods. It will be based on the proven “Engineering is Elementary” (EiE) program developed by Boston’s Museum of Science (BMOS) since 2003-04 and now widely used in primary schools throughout the U.S. Evaluations of EiE have found that incorporating engineering in science teaching, using inquiry-based pedagogic methods, results in highly desirable impacts on students and teachers, raising students’ interest in science and engineering. BMOS will play an instructional and advisory role in ENGINEER.
ENGINEER will develop 10 engineering design challenge units suited to European environments using EiE’s Engineering Design Plan model. Each unit will focus on one engineering field and will use inexpensive materials for student-led design problem-solving. ENGINEER will adapt and enhance EiE teacher training materials. Project materials will be tested in pilot applications and refined before use in outreach.
Science museums will lead the outreach effort that targets schools, teachers and science museums. Teachers trained in using ENGINEER’s materials will incorporate the units into science teaching in their classes. Museums will offer programs for student groups as well as for the general public. Training will be provided to 1,000 teachers, and trained teachers and school/museum activities will reach 27,000 students during outreach.
Dissemination activities will increase awareness of ENGINEER and help promote participation. An advocacy program is specifically aimed at influencing education policy makers throughout Europe. Its major goal is to promote the much more widespread future deployment of ENGINEER’s tools after the project formally ends.
ENGINEER’s consortium features 10 science museums and 10 schools, as well as universities and other organizations that will contribute expertise to project tasks.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (BSMJ)
Address
Hebrew University, Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 314 323
Administrative Contact
Halevy Maya (Ms.)

Participants (25)

FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 399
Address
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Di Stefano (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL CENTRUM VOOR WETENSCHAPS- EN TECHNOLOGIECOMMUNICATIE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 186 190
Address
Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marjolein Van Breemen (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN TEKNIKENS HUS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 175 597
Address
Hogskolan Universitetsomradet
97187 Lulea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eva Jonsson (Ms.)
TECHMANIA SCIENCE CENTER OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 89 783
Address
U Planetaria 2969/1 Jizni Predmesti
301 00 Plzen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Barbora Cernikova (Ms.)
CENTER FOR FORMIDLING AF NATURVIDENSKAB OG MODERNE TEKNOLOGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 186 832
Address
Tuborg Havnevej 7
2900 Hellerup
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sheena Laursen (Dr.)
IDRYMA EVGENIDOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 108 187
Address
L Syggrou 387
17564 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christina Troumpetari (Ms.)
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 158 584
Address
Rue Saint Martin 292
75141 Paris Cedex 03
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Chambaud (Mr.)
THE OXFORD TRUST COMPANY LIMITED BYGUARANTEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 597
Address
London Place 1 5
OX4 1BD Oxford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ian Griffin (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 597
Address
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Hix (Mr.)
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
United States
EU contribution
€ 199 362
Address
Science Park
02114 Boston Ma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Higgins (Ms.)
MODI'IN MACABIM REUT
Israel
EU contribution
€ 23 069
Address
Tiltan 1 St
71705 Modi In
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lizi Shimoni Hershkovitz (Ms.)
MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 264
Address
Via Michele Carcani 61
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Pisati (Prof.)
STICHTING AMSTERDAMSE OECUMENISCHE SCHOLENGROEP 2
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 37 000
Address
Baden Powellweg 305 J
1069 LH Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rik Kuiper (Mr.)
HAPARANDA KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 34 882
Address

95385 Haparanda
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mona Lundström Mäki (Ms.)
21 ZAKLADNI SKOLA PLZEN, SLOVANSKA ALEJ 13, PRISPEVKOVA ORGANIZACE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 16 264
Address
Slovanska Alej 13
32600 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavel Srb (Mr.)
GENTOFTE KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 40 660
Address
Bernstorffsvej, Town Hall Of Gentofte 161
2920 Charlottenlund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bente Kold-Christensen (Ms.)
THE MORAITIS SCHOOL AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 17 548
Address
Papanastasiou & Agiou Dimitriou
15452 Palaio Psychico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Vassilopoulos (Dr.)
FEDERATION DE PARIS DE LA LIGUE DEL'ENSEIGNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 20 704
Address
167 Bd De La Villette
75010 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Estelle Althuser (Ms.)
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 704
Address
New Road
OX1 1ND Oxford
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francis Murphy (Mr.)
CITY OF BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 34 259
Address
Berliner Platz 2 Stadthaus
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evelyn Wittbrodt (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 351
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 913
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dave Heywood (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF ASSOCIATIONS FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 269
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AA Hatfield
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jack Holbrook (Prof.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 98 439
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moran Naor (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 127 094
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Marie Bathmaker (Prof.)