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Promoting Attainment of Responsible Research and Innovation in Science Education

Objective

The overall aim of the EC call is building up a scientifically literate society, which enables its citizens to participate in the research and innovation process as part of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This calls for democratic citizenship education, in which two educational approaches, often presented independently in schools, are integrated, viz. Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) and Socio-Scientific Issues-Based Learning (SSI). We call this integrated approach Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning (SSIBL). The aim of the project is to collect and share existing best practices across Europe and develop learning tools, materials and in/pre-service training courses for science teachers based on the SSIBL approach.

This educational methodology promotes democratic citizenship through the integration of social issues and related scientific knowledge. Our aim is to empower and facilitate science teachers and teacher educators, by in-service and pre-service professional development courses, based on reshaped best practices available among the partners.
These shared selected best practices will be reflected on from an RRI perspective and improved by an international ‘community of learners’ who incorporate RRI in their teaching and learning processes. The project will establish a multidisciplinary team and facilitate networking activities among teachers, teacher educators and educational researchers of 18 institutions in 11 countries. In addition, the project will build on recently developed IBSE insights and foster implementation of IBSE in educational practice.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Address

Heidelberglaan 8
3584 Cs Utrecht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 442 417

Administrative Contact

Heleen Verhage (Ms.)

Participants (20)

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UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

France

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 206 381

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 957

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 166 170

MALMO UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 135 713

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 115

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 96 766

ICETA INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGIAS E AGROAMBIENTE DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 85 617

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 135 378

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 128 938

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE FORMATION DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT AGRICOLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 116 252

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

France

EU Contribution

€ 100 559

STICHTING UNIVERSITEIT VOOR HUMANISTIEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 36 610

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 90 191

UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 672

Sihtasutus Tallinna Tehnika- ja Teaduskeskus

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 81 681

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 93 646

EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 81 208

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 173 854

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 899 978,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 498 125

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands