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Cinema and Science

Objective

The project Cinema and Science (CISCI) is an undertaking to help to raise interest and to improve public understanding ofscience in the young generation. The primary target groups are European teachers and their pupils in schools. CISCI combinesthe most popular media among the young generation, namely movies and the Internet, to help to raise the attractiveness ofscience at schools, to counteract the widely spread misconceptions arising from pseudo-science as well as to raise the pupils'awareness and sensibility of gender-biased representations and public ethical and risk concerns related to science andscientific achievements. CISCI will be available on web-based platforms containing about 160 scientifically relevant and interesting movie clips eachabout 1-3 minutes long from documentaries and popular movies together with related didactical scientific descriptions, commentaries and explanations at a basic (pupils older than 10 yrs) and advanced level (pupils older than 14 yrs) for schoolsmatched to the respective national curricula, and scientific explanations dedicated to the teacher. The content unit issupplemented by multimedia like animations and virtual reality worlds and contains interactive elements. The platforms containalso communication features, search functions, and an online-journal about science aspects in actual movies. CISCI will beimplemented and disseminated through the websites of the CISCI-partners and educational portals or websites of teachersassociations, vocational, educational, governmental and other portal operators. At the end of the project the contents of CISCIwill be available through about 20 websites and educational portals in at least 6 European languages and 8 European countries, and the U.S. with more than one million visitors per month.'

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Address

Austria

Administrative Contact

Heinz OBERHUMMER

Participants (10)

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R&R. COM RENK&REYEROS GBR

Germany

OÜ MIKSIKE

Estonia

BEHACKER & PARTNER

Austria

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

SDRUZENI BIOTRIN (BIOTRIN ASSOCIATION)

Czechia

ACROSSLIMITS LIMITED

Malta

COOLWAVE LIMITED

United Kingdom

JOINT INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS

United States

AMNIM D.O.O., CENTER ZA ZNANSTVENO VIZUALIZACIJO

Slovenia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511114

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 494 411

  • EU contribution

    € 462 962

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria