Science education - EU and national initiatives

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  • 1. Key EU and national developments Alexa Joyce Development Manager MST education meeting, EMINENT
  • 2.
    • Today’s presentation
    1. EU level developments 2. National developments Rocard Nucleus Pollen + Sinus transfer New projects Industry partnerships: Xperimania Futurenergia Insight Briefing Paper on National Policy Specific examples
  • 3.
    • Today’s presentation
    1. EU level developments
  • 4.
    • Rocard report
      • Call for more inquiry-based MST education across EU
    • Nucleus partnership (now in final stages, includes Xplora)
      • Research institutions + museums + school actors
    EU level developments
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • Xplora is provided by European Schoolnet as part of the PENCIL project, funded by DG Research (EU)
    • Target group: teachers of science, physics, maths, environment, biology & primary school teachers
    • Aim: Enable teachers to give up to date fascinating science lessons
    Xplora: European gateway to science education
  • 7.
    • Pollen & Sinus transfer
      • Two projects supported by Rocard report
    • INSPIRE
      • Learning object repository for MST (DG EAC)
    • STELLA
      • Practice analysis in MST (DG EAC)
    • New projects forseen in 2008-2009
      • Lifelong Learning Programme: MST activities & network
      • Science in Society new calls (DG Research)
    EU level developments
  • 8.
    • Industry partnerships:
      • Xperimania (Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe)
      • Futurenergia (Plastics Europe)
    EU level developments
  • 9. EUN Activities ICT policies and practice Peer Learning ICT Cluster eTwinning School Innovation Internet Safety School Validation … Xplora Xperimania School networking and services Spring Day Development Youth Prize eLearning Awards Insight Portal PIC LIFE TRIANGLE … Interoperability and content exchange LRE MELT CALIBRATE Range of projects and services
  • 10.
    • Partnership between European Schoolnet and Plastics Europe
    • Goals:
      • raise awareness on how energy consumption might affect climate change and how advanced materials such as plastics can help save energy and create a sustainable future.
      • encourage students to influence behaviour in their nearest environment, such as among families and local communities.
    Futurenergia: Energy education
  • 11.
    • Today’s presentation
    1. EU level developments 2. National developments Rocard Nucleus Pollen + Sinus transfer New projects Industry partnerships: Xperimania Futurenergia
  • 12.
    • Insight: portal for policy makers and researchers on education policy and practice
    • Briefing paper published in August 2007
      • Review of key actions at national level
    Insight briefing paper: science education
  • 13. Insight briefing paper: main findings
    • Large scale re-engineering of MST
      • Flemish Belgium, Action plan for Science Information and Innovation
      • Norway, Strategic Plan for Science Education
      • Netherlands, Delta Plan
    • Launching of ad-hoc pilots
      • Estonia, Global Year of Physics
      • Hungary, Fle3 platform for collaborative science projects
  • 14. Insight briefing paper: main findings
    • Improvement of MST infrastructure
      • Norway, Centres for Science and Technology
      • Greece, Science Laboratory Centres
      • UK, Science Learning Centres
    • Launching of ad-hoc pilots
      • Estonia, Global Year of Physics
      • Hungary, Fle3 platform for collaborative science projects
  • 15. Insight briefing paper: main findings
    • School reforms
      • UK, Specialist Science Colleges and schools
      • Sweden, National Agency for School Improvement includes MST as part of wider plan
    • MST portals
      • Norway, Naturfagg.no and matematikk.no
      • Flemish Belgium, Stimulus (virtual science class & museum)
      • France, La Main a la Pate
  • 16.
    • http://www.eun.org
    • http:// www.europeanschoolnet.org
    • http://www.xplora.org
    • http://www.xperimania.net
    • Alexa. Joyce@eun.org
    • Thank you.