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  • 1. PIC meeting – MST developments Marc Durando Presentation of European Schoolnet activities 5 November 2009
  • 2. Dedicated to Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology in learning Promote the European dimension in schools and education Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe Network of 31 Ministries of Education in Europe What is European Schoolnet (EUN)?
  • 3. Three strands of activity EUN Activities Innovation and exchange on ICT policies and practice School networking and services Interoperability and content exchange Three mains Strands of activities
  • 4. Situation of MST in Education 3 Main Issues Attractiveness in Europe for MST studies (difficult, image, ….) Career prospects (compared to other sectors) New pedagogical approaches MST challenges
  • 5. Motivated and recognised teachers Innovative pedagogy and creative curriculum
    • Highly qualified and well trained teachers.
    • Recognition of teacher profession (MST).
    • In service training of teachers.
    • Target the formal education system and
    • embed actions in the curriculum.
    • Provide teachers with new content, tools
    • and pedagogical approaches (access to
    • new learning resources).
    • Provide examples of transferable good
    • practice.
    4 KEY FACTORS
  • 6. Role and engagement of industry A shift in the demand side
    • Platform for exchange of practices
    • Peer exchange + peer learning approaches
    • Better information to teachers on what
    • exists, on what industry offers, etc.
    • Access to industrial facilities and company
    • research labs and virtual facilities?
    • We need better role models
    • MST teachers should be aware of career
    • opportunities
    • Role to be played by guidance counselors
    • Better information policy (MST career
    • Portals).
    4 KEY FACTORS
  • 7. EUN Activities in MST area
  • 8. Policy and Practice activities Resource platform - Peer exchanges EUN Activities in MST Validation schools Experimentation with schools and teachers Awareness activities – School competition
  • 9. Xplora portal European gateway to science education (DG research) SPICE lite Science Pedagogy Innovation Centre for Europe (DG EAC) EUN Activities in MST Inspire 60 schools use a MST LRE (DGEAC) Xperimania Inquiry based science education Petrochemistry Future Energia Inquiry based science education Energy efficiency (Plastics Europe) ITEMS Teacher training course in the use of Los (DG EAC) Nanoyou Awareness of nanotechnologies among schools In Europe (DG research) ICT career perception survey (Cisco) Women in IT Imagine cup (Microsoft) POLICY PRACTICE VALIDATION SCHOOLS TEACHERS VALIDATION SCHOOLS TEACHERS VALIDATION SCHOOLS TEACHERS POLICY PRACTICE POLICY PRACTICE AWARENESS COMPETITION AWARENESS COMPETITION VALIDATION SCHOOLS TEACHERS
  • 10. eSkills awareness week 1 st pan European information campaign on eSkills challenges (DG Enterprise and Industry) EUN Activities in MST MST Platform A large-scale online platform for the dissemination of innovative practice and results arising from the FP7 and FP6 Science in Society actions. (DG Research) – under contract negotiation AWARENESS POLICY PRACTICE
  • 11. eSkills career portal Futurenergia campaign on energy Xperimania campaign on chemistry Cooperation with industry
  • 12. Research Needs analysis +
    • Coordinate and support
    • Community platform
    • Coordination meetings
    • Matching tool
    • Disseminate and stimulate
    • Multilingual web portal
    • European level campaign and conferences
    Repository Partnerships Schools Businesses Observatory
    • Coordinate and support
    • Community platform
    • Coordination meetings
    • Matching tool
    • Special interest groups
    • Professional development
    • Disseminate and stimulate
    • Multilingual web portal
    • European level campaign and conferences
    Evaluation Repository Development European Coordinating Body
  • 13. European Coordination Body Industry Education cooperation Provide a repository of practice Disseminate and Stimulate Coordinate and Support
  • 14. How to cooperate with teachers Embed actions in the curriculum Incentives through curricular-driven competition Provide examples of transferable good practice Provide teachers with new tools and approaches Dissemination activities Target the formal education system EUN Approach
  • 15. Two main targets Teachers Pupils Provide them with new approaches in the way of teaching science Contribute to the attractiveness of MST studies Industry cooperation EUN Approach
  • 16.
    • http://www.eun.org
    • http://insight.eun.org
    • http://www.xplora.org
    • http://www.futurenergia.org http://www.xperimania.net
    • Contact: [email_address]
    • Thank you.
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