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Presentation of Scientix, XploreHealth and UniSchooLabS at the EDEN annual conference 2012 in Porto

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  • 1. Sharing Good Practice From European Science Education Projects:XploreHealth and Unischoolabs as Part of the Scientix Platform Premysl Velek - Agueda Gras-Velazquez - Barbara Schwarzenbacher - Evita Tasiopoulou European Schoolnet, Belgium 8 June 2012 | EDEN Annual Conference | Porto, Portugal
  • 2. www.eun.org Transforming Education in EuropeNetwork of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe:• Support schools in bringing about the best use of technology inlearning• Promote the European dimension in schools and educationMission: To improve the quality of education in Europe
  • 3. Started in 2009 Managed by EUN on behalf of the European CommissionScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 4. European science, maths and technology projectsScientix is financed under the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development
  • 5. Scientix facilitates dissemination and sharing of best practices in science and maths education in Europe: • Scientix portal: www.scientix.eu • European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels • Workshops for teachers and/or researchers in STEM educationScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 6. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 7. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 8. Resource repositoryScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 9. On-demand translation of teaching materialsScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 10. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 11. Online courses: http://moodle.scientix.eu • Moodle • Twitter • Html • SecondLife • Geogebra • Xperimania • Blogs • NanoyouScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 12. Scientix Community • Scientix public profiles • Rating of Scientix teaching materials • Discussion fora • Online chatScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 13. Scientix public profilesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 14. Public profile pageScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 15. User generated content: • Comments and rating of the Scientix resourcesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 16. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels • Key note speech – Sir John Holman, UK • Posters session • 46 talks • 2 Round tables • 25 stands presenting EU funded projects • 10 mini-workshops • 379 participants from 37 countriesScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 17. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels Conference sessions: • Science education research • Science education – thinking outside the box • EU projects for researchers iv. School collaboration • Science & industry and schools • Teachers associations • Portals and resources • Tools and experiments • Science museums and amusement parksScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 18. Scientix European Conference 6-8 May 2011, Brussels Conclusions: • The quality of every science education system depends ultimately on the quality of its teachers • Science teaching practice: inquiry-based approach, learning by doing, first-hand contact with real research • Teachers should combine excellent knowledge of their subject with excellent pedagogical and assessment skills • Promoting and sharing best practices across EuropeScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 19. Scientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 20. Scientix workshopsPresent, share, highlight and inspire good practices,linked to the specific content offered by Scientix andtake into account the latest development in the fieldof science and maths education and the resultsproduced by EU funded projects.• GIREP 2010, Reins, France• Eminent 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark• eTwinning Conference 2011, Budapest,Hungary• Pathway summer school 2011, Heraklion,Crete• SPICE summer academy 2011, Prague,Czech Republic• Establish Conference 2012, Dublin, Ireland• eTwinning Workshop 2012, Druskininkai,LithuaniaScientix is financed under the European Unions SeventhFramework Programme for Research and Development
  • 21. XploreHealthA European gateway to thescience and research of health,through online and offline innovative activitiesaimed at citizens, patients, pupils and teachers http://www.xplorehealth.eu/ Coordinated by: The Parc Científic Barcelona (PCB) http://www.pcb.ub.edu Partners: Centre of the Cell, United Kingdom European Schooolnet (EUN), Belgium European network of science centres and museums (Ecsite), Belgium Ubach Munné y Asociados, SpainXploreHealth is financed under the European UnionsSeventh Framework Programme for Research andDevelopment
  • 22. Objectives Build and promote an online and offline interactive environment to create an active engagement of society with health science and research around health research projects. How? • Developing attractive, accessible and rigorous resources • Organising on-site events (in schools and science centres) • Developing web portal for students, teachers, patient associations and the public Mission Communicate medicine research and its results, promote scientific literacy and stimulate dialogue between science and societyXploreHealth is financed under the European UnionsSeventh Framework Programme for Research andDevelopment
  • 23. The portal offers modules on various health research topics: • Drug development • Biotechnology • Skin cancer • Malaria Modules to be published soon: • Obesity • HIV/AIDS • Genomics • Mental health www.xplorehealth.euXploreHealth is financed under the European UnionsSeventh Framework Programme for Research andDevelopment
  • 24. XploreHealth is financed under the European UnionsSeventh Framework Programme for Research andDevelopment
  • 25. XploreHealth is financed under the European UnionsSeventh Framework Programme for Research andDevelopment
  • 26. It’s Lab Time!Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote Laboratories Coordinated by Scienter Partners: UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 27. http://unischoolabs.eun.org Objectives:• Making Universities’ Laboratories available to primary and secondary schools• Developing a Toolkit for teachers to help them use the laboratories in their teaching The UniSchooLabs tool-kit will support teachers in selecting a remote or virtual lab and developing a lab activity based on an inquiry model template. UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 28. Remote laboratoryRun by a university or science centerAccessible online, experiments can be observedin real time, learner controls the equipmentVirtual laboratorySimulation of real world experimental data UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 29. Remote labs and primary / secondary schoolsExisting barriers• Lack of awareness about existence & accessibility of labs among science teachers• Information which university labs are suitable for use in primary or secondary school teaching hard to find• Most teaching and learning materials of remote labs not geared towards younger students and not available in many languages• Pioneer teachers are not networked• Demand well-established school - university collaboration UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 30. Tool-kit components• Remote/Virtual labs’ catalogue Teachers can quickly browse through the available labs and select the one that matches their needs• Good practices 12 good practices in astronomy, physics and chemistry; all ready to use in the classroom• Lab activity editor Online environment allowing creating learning activities by teachers UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 31. Scientix – UniSchooLabS / XploreHealthcollaboration• Networking with teachers (workshops, conferences)• Translation on-demand service• Promoting the project’s materials
  • 32. Contacts:Scientix: Dr Agueda Gras-Velazquez, EUNagueda.gras@eun.org Try out the toolkit yourself!XploreHealth: Maïté Debry, EUNmaite.debry@eun.orgUniSchooLabS: Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, Scienteractannhauser@scienter.org