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Steve Parker, EC, Support for MST under the Framework Programme, PIC meeting, 05/11/09, Brussels

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  • 1. Support for Maths Science and Technology under the Framework Programmes Steve Parker - DG Research Directorate L – Science, Economy and Society European Commission
  • 2. Policy Background 2000 Lisbon Strategy and the ERA 2002 Barcelona Resolutions 2005 Relaunch Lisbon Strategy: Growth and Jobs 2006 The Knowledge Triangle and FP7
  • 3. Reports and Surveys 2001 & 2002 Eurobarometer 2004 Europe Needs More Scientists (Gago) 2005 EIROforum: Europe of Knowledge and Innovation 2006 OECD Student Interest in S&T Studies 2007 Science Education Now (Rocard) 2009 ERT: MST Education report
  • 4. Key Issues A diversity of Stakeholders/Actors: Research organisations Academia and Learned Society Industry/commerce Ministries of Education and Science Teachers!
  • 5. Key Issues The Treaty on European Union Can support cooperation between MS on quality of education But MS retain full responsibility Scale of the problem 6 million school teachers 57 million young people 10-19 yr
  • 6. Support for MST under the Framework Programme Explicit support for Science Education Under Science in Society for: Informal and formal science education in schools Reinforce links between careers and science education Research and coordination actions
  • 7. Support for informal and formal science education Concentrating on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) techniques 2007 1.7 2 2008 4.8 1 2009 11.2 3 2010 6.75 ? Total 24.45 6+ Call Budget (M €) Proposals
  • 8. Monitoring group Evaluation Service contract Project 6 Project 7 Project 8 Project 9 Project 10 Internet Based Information Platform
  • 9. Support for informal and formal science education Concentrating on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) techniques 2010 Work programme: Links between science education and careers (50% funding max 4 M €) Research on Science Education policy
  • 10. Future orientations? Will continue to support Science Education (IBSE?.....Context Based?) How to link science to other creative activities and innovation? Research on Science Education policy
  • 11. ‘ I really do not understand what we are doing. I just learn it by heart and do what the teacher says… … And if you do so and smile to the teacher you will have good marks.’ Quote from school pupil Terry Lyons: International Journal of Science Education Vol 28 n°6
  • 12. “ Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything (s)he learned in school." Quote from Albert Einstein