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Marc Durando: opening presentation

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Marc Durando (EUN Executive Director): opening presentation

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

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Marc Durando: opening presentation

  1. 1. Scientix Conference – Opening session 6 May 2011 Marc Durando
  2. 2. Opening session Robert-Jan Smits Director-General DG Research & Innovation
  3. 3. Opening session Sir John Holman National Science Learning Centre
  4. 4. 32 m young people 20 – 24 years 49% women - 51% men 22% study MST 4.1 m students 30% women - 70% men 58% in Higher Education 18.5 m students 55% women - 45% men Some figures World wide 5 m MST graduates/year EUR – 1/6 - 825,000 graduates US - 407,000 graduates Japan -227,000 graduates China - 1 m graduates (X 2 – last 4 years)
  5. 5. Commission actions Science in Society Programme
  6. 6. European projects
  7. 7. 3 Main Issues Attractiveness in Europe for MST studies (difficult, image, ….) Career prospects (compared to other sectors) New pedagogical approaches MST challenges
  8. 8. Motivated and recognised teachers Innovative pedagogy and creative curriculum <ul><li>Highly qualified and well trained teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of teacher profession (MST). </li></ul><ul><li>In service training of teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Target the formal education system and </li></ul><ul><li>embed actions in the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide teachers with new content, tools </li></ul><ul><li>and pedagogical approaches (access to </li></ul><ul><li>new learning resources). </li></ul><ul><li>Provide examples of transferable good </li></ul><ul><li>practice. </li></ul>4 KEY FACTORS
  9. 9. Role and engagement of industry A shift in the demand side <ul><li>Platform for exchange of practices </li></ul><ul><li>Peer exchange + peer learning approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Better information to teachers on what </li></ul><ul><li>exists, on what industry offers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to industrial facilities and company </li></ul><ul><li>research labs and virtual facilities? </li></ul><ul><li>We need better role models </li></ul><ul><li>MST teachers should be aware of career </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Role to be played by guidance counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Better information policy (MST career </li></ul><ul><li>Portals). </li></ul>4 KEY FACTORS
  10. 10. SCIENTIX <ul><li>Knowledge building platform (keywords: search , find and engage ) </li></ul><ul><li>Information on European science education projects </li></ul><ul><li>High quality resources in science education. </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the latest news in science education in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the most important upcoming science education events. </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to </li></ul><ul><li>Share information about best practice in science teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also be able to benefit from free online training. </li></ul>

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