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Final Report - FORM-IT (Form - it "Take part in research")

Project ID: 42938
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


This is the final report of the FORM-IT project, which aimed to contribute to the promotion of interest of young people in science and to qualify them for a critical and complex way of thinking and learning. One very promising model of new learning designs is the model of Research and Education Cooperation (REC) activities. A REC stands for a cooperation between at least one research partner (e.g. public or private science or technology research institutes, museums, individual researchers) and at least one educational partner (e.g. schools, individual teachers, pupils or students, teacher education, school authorities). FORM-IT provided a Specific Support Action (SSA) for networking experts who work with and on new didactic concepts for science teaching. The consortium assembled experienced institutions out of the three essential player groups of REC activities: collaborators, researchers and promoters / financiers.

The report begins with explaining the project's objectives as they are motivated by current state of the art in research and education practices in the EU. It later presents the specific objectives and activities within the scope of the project and then refers to the results. There is a specific reference to the most important project deliverables, namely the 'Report on REC in Europe', the 'Catalogue of good practice examples' and the 'Practical guidelines' and then recommendations for policymakers, along with knowledge dissemination action, planning and use.

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