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

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

  1. 1. Support for Maths Science and Technology under the Framework Programmes Steve Parker - DG Research Directorate L – Science, Economy and Society European Commission
  2. 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. 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. 4. Key Issues A diversity of Stakeholders/Actors: Research organisations Academia and Learned Society Industry/commerce Ministries of Education and Science Teachers!
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Monitoring group Evaluation Service contract Project 6 Project 7 Project 8 Project 9 Project 10 Internet Based Information Platform
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12. “ Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything (s)he learned in school." Quote from Albert Einstein

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