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Scientix 8th SPNE Brussels 16 October 2015: EDUSCIENCE

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Presentation of the project "EDUSCIENCE"- Spain, held during the 8th Science Projects' Networking Event, Brussels, 16 October 2015

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Scientix 8th SPNE Brussels 16 October 2015: EDUSCIENCE

  1. 1. EDUSCIENCE Project – polish experience in inovative STEM teaching dr Agata Goździk – Institute Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences Brussels, 16-17 Oct. 2015 The project was co-financed from European Union Funds under the European Social Fund „HUMAN – BEST INVESTMENT”
  2. 2. Introduction Lessons at Polish schools are generally not innovative, conducted traditionally, often without individual approach to pupils and their interests and talents. Ministry Report, 2011 PROBLEM: - difference between chosen study specializations and the needs of the market; - shortage of qualified graduates in science; - education focused on external examinations; - teachers communicating facts rather than teaching skills;
  3. 3. Aims of the Project Rising the interest in mathematical-natural sciences
  4. 4. Aims of the Project Teaching skills connected with identifying and defining research problems Teaching skills Teaching facts Teaching to: • Be curious • Be persistent • Research • Experiment • Analyse • Work in teams • Reflect
  5. 5. Introduction Eduscience project: - new methodology of teaching concerning multiple intelligences approach - usage of IT - research passion of scientists of Polish Academy of Sciences
  6. 6. General information Main subjects: Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Tools: Computer science, English language Co-operating institutions: Institute of Oceanology PAS Space Research Centre PAS Institute of Geological Sciences PAS Gdynia Maritime University Budget of the Project: 23 779 511,00 Polish zloty (approx. 5,5 mln euro)
  7. 7. Partnership Project Leader: Transnational Partner Domestic Partners
  8. 8. Where we operate? – 5 geophysical observatories – astrogeodynamic observatory – Geological Museum in Cracow – Institute of Oceanology PAS and research vessel „Oceania” – School-research vessel „Horyzont II”
  9. 9. • Polish Polar Station on Spitsbergen Where else?
  10. 10. EDUSCIENCE product
  11. 11. Science Portal
  12. 12. Science Portal
  13. 13. Science picnics, excursions
  14. 14. Polar Expedition for best students
  15. 15. Schools in the project Testing phase: 250 schools in Poland 5000 pupils 1200 teachers At present: >3 500 schools in Poland >11 000 pupils >15 000 teachers
  16. 16. EDUSCIENCE Pros 1) Free SCIENCE materials on the platform 2) Interactive materials, games, tests 3) On-line transmissions with scientists 4) Effective methodology of teaching technics (Colin Rose, british experience) 5) Environmental observations for pupils 6) 89 science picnics at schools 7) 20 Science Festivals 8) 250 didactic excursions to geophysical observatories 9) Competitions for pupils and teachers; 10) Participation in polar expedition for pupils
  17. 17. Więcej informacji o projekcie: www.eduscience.pl TEAM
  18. 18. Evaluation 1) 3 x CAWI – testing students (26 142 tests) 2) 3 x CAWI for students (5 579 surveys) and teachers (914) 3) 120 IDI 4) 24 FOCUS
  19. 19. • average build-up of knowledge and skills taken for entire units for mathematics and natural sciences - the assumed target value: 20%, the achieved value: 20%; • development of abilities of practical use of skills acquired in the course of classes (they refer to, among others: application of research methods, analysis of results, drawing logical conclusions, and data synthesis) - the assumed target value: improvement in 70% school pupils, achieved value: improvement in 72%, school pupils; • improvement of analytical and synthetic thinking skills among school pupils - the assumed target value: improvement in 70% school pupils, achieved, value: improvement in 76% school pupils; • improvement of skills of using specialised English in the area of sciences covered by the project - the assumed target value: improvement in 30% school pupils, the achieved value: improvement in 62% school pupils; • change in the school pupils' general approach to mathematics and natural sciences - 88% Evaluation results
  20. 20. If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow John Dewey Thank you for attention for more: www.eduscience.pl

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