T1: Train and empower primary school teachers in each partner country to provide inspiring lessons to young children, involving the Universe and space.
T2: Develop, translate and disseminate hands-on and inquiry-base educational resources in each of the partner countries, emphasising European and South African science and technology.
T3: Provide a network for the exchange of expertise and material between educators of young children in EU member states, Associated Countries and International Cooperation Partner Countries.
T4: Expose substantial numbers of young children in the 6 participating countries to awareness of the Universe, emphasizing astronomy and space sciences for developing perspective and an appreciation of the rational method.
T5: Foster interaction and exchange of best practice between professional scientists and primary level educators.
T6: Develop indicators and evaluation instruments for the programme and evaluate EUNAWE.
EUNAWE Team (2011) EUNAWE Project Board George Miley (the Netherlands, Chair) Carolina ÖdmanGovender (member at large) Claus Madsen (member at large) Andreas Quirrenbach (Germany) or Cecilia Scorza (Germany) Rosa M. Ros (Spain) Franco Pacini (Italy) or Lara L. Albanese (Italy) or Alessandra Zanazzi (Italy) Mark Bailey (the United Kingdom) Kevin Govender (South Africa) Pedro Russo (the Netherlands, ex-officio)
EUNAWE Team (2011) UNAWE International Office International Project Manager : Pedro Russo Resources Editor: TBD (Honorific position) Assistant Resources Editor: TBD (Leiden PhD Student) Science Writer: Sarah Reed ( Part-time contractor) 2 Assistant Science Writers: Carla Natário(Part-time student) & Leiden PhD Student Webdeveloper: Bruno Rino(Part-time contractor) Assistant web content: - Graphic Designer: André Roquette( Part-time contractor) Assistant Graphic Designer: -
EUNAWE Team (2011) National Project Managers Germany: Natalie + ? Italy: Alessandra + Lara the Netherlands: Frederiek South Africa: ? Spain: ? United Kingdom: ? Collaborations ESO – European Southern Observatory Science Communication & Society, Uni. Leiden (Prof. Jos van den Broek)
Set up and maintain the project infrastructure (e.g. web site).
Provide consultancy and guidance in implementing the EU regulations and procedures (e.g. change requests, progress reporting)
Assist the IC in the preparation of formal documents and in controlling the financial reports
Team Roles: National Project Managers
Consultation and collaboration with stakeholders (regional educational authorities, local councils, teacher training institutes, universities, local industry, astronomy and space facilities) about target schools, curricula and teacher training courses.
Selection of target schools or other appropriate locales (e.g. day centres, children’s clubs) most likely to benefit from EUNAWE.
Development of relevant UNAWE modules and curricula
Selection and translation of existing and new appropriate UNAWE educational resources (e.g. from the UNAWE web site)
Team Roles: National Project Managers
Organisation of national teachers training courses, where appropriate in consultation with professional scientists and education specialists.
Organisation and participation in the consortium meetings and in the international conferences.
Evaluation and reporting to the coordination office of the actions mentioned above.
Stimulation of additional activities such as joint activities involving children and parents, including visits to local telescopes or space institutes.
WP2: Consortium Meetings
#1: Kick-off 1st April 2011, Leiden
#2: July - September 2012, Location: TBD (Mid-term review)
First Milestones (12 Months) D8: First Press Release: Januaty 2011 Kick-off Meeting: April 2011 D4: Kick-off Meeting Report: May 2011 D9: New Website: May 2011 D6: 1st Workshop + Report: October 2011 – March 2012 D16: National EUNAWE websites: October 2011 D1: Progress Report: December 2011 D20: International Resources Website: June 2011
24 May 2011: Parliament STOA WORKSHOP Astronomy and Space Sciences Chaired by T. RieraMadurell, MEP, STOA Panel Member S. Tatarella, MEP, STOA Panel Member Tuesday 24 May 201; 13:30 - 18:00 Room P7C050 European Parliament, Brussels
Teachers Training Teacher-training workshops will cover available material, resources, effective techniques and will be multidisciplinary, with input from diverse experts in diverse disciplines, including astronomy and space sciences, science education and childhood development. The opportunity to participate in the teacher training programme will be advertised as widely as possible in each member country through national school networks (e.g. VTB in the Netherlands), local and provincial school authorities, teachers associations, observatories and personal contacts. The National Project Manager will collect applications and select the participants in consultation with the National Coordinator.
Teachers Training Participating schools will be selected on the basis of:
strong support for the teachers involved by the school board,
low teacher turnover to ensure continuity and success of the programme throughout the two implementation years
The teachers themselves must also demonstrate a level of enthusiasm or the project. Schools and teachers must commit to using the resources and methods in the classroom, thereby reaching a large number of young children, and to actively contribute to the evaluation of the programme. The workshop formats and content will conform to the requirements of the local educational authorities, so that where possible, the professional development of the teachers will be officially recognised.
EPO Products Production Market research (Why are we producing this?) Planning Written communication Visual communication Scientific, pedagogical & political validation (NC! and IPM if necessary!) Technical production Distribution (The product needs to be available to your target group, don’t forget to distributed digitally) Promotion & advertising Evaluation & archiving
Check the impact of your activity through different metrics (hits on the webstory, google news,
Discuss the results internally and try to improve if necessary
Example: Space Scoop (T1, T2 & T4) Bringing news from across the Universe to children all around the world: Exploitation of astronomy and space science results First phase: Adaptation of ESO Image and Science Releases to children (7-10 years old) News story from ESO EUNAWE Science Writer adapts the story Validation by Heidelberg Validation by IPM Publication on ESO site and UNAWE website Distribution by the ESO and UNAWE channels http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1106/kids/ Second phase: Adaptation of European organisations Science Releases to children (7-10 years old)
Product Licensing The EUNAWE products will be under the license Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Unported. (typical license for public funded educational and communication products) Users are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
This will enable a wide distribution of our products! Comments?
Products Any communication products, including at a conference or seminar or any type of information or promotional material (brochure, leaflet, poster, presentation etc), must specify that the project has received research funding from the Union and display the European emblem.: Feel free to add the logo of your institution. All the written materials need to include: This Brochure/book/website was produced by funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme ([FP7/2007-2013]) under grant agreement n° 263325
Products: keep in mind! The quality of our content is the most important asset of UNAWE! Focus on the essentials: Astronomy, Education & Pedagogy Keep in mind the vision: Perspective, inspiration and fun
Website: Timeline Phase I - Institutional website (www.unawe.org) (Objective 1) 1 April – Design studies and structure 20 April - Alpha release 4 May – Official release May – June : National Websites (www.unawe.org.za ….) Phase II - Educational Resources Repository(www.unawe.org/resources/) (Objective 2) May – July: Requirements definition August – September October: Alpha Release (CAP conference) November – December: National Repositories
Repository: Workflow Web Educational Repository Workflow Report Editor Referee(s) Submission Metadata Video Image Text PDF Repository Edu/Editorial Board Video Image Text PDF Ranking Comments 1 – 2(max) Months