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Science education - EU and national initiatives

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Science education - EU and national initiatives

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

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