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Monday 28

PERFORM meeting – World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016

Posted by UNESCO on 28 Nov 2016

The world is facing a global crisis in science education, as seen by diminishing number of youngsters interested in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A considerable percentage of young people in the world are not interested in STEM careers mainly because they perceive science as boring and difficult, and they feel they lack the necessary skills to deal with such topics. Such negative perceptions discourage adolescents from actively seeking to learn about science, explore career options in STEM fields, and undervalue the role of science in society.

PERFORM is a European Commission- funded project aiming to investigate the effects of the use of innovative science education methods, based on performing arts, in fostering young peoples’ motivations and engagement with STEM in selected secondary schools in France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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Wednesday 27

Ark of Inquiry: Bringing Responsible Research and Innovation in science education in Europe

Posted by Ellinogermaniki Agogi on 27 Apr 2016

Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), the RRI Tools Hub coordinator for Greece and Cyprus, is what you would expect from a typical school on one hand with numerous kids floating the school premises from nursery to high school, but on the other hand it hosts a very dynamic Research and Development department. Even in the period of the Greek crisis, the department is engaged in European funded projects in the field of science education, ICT, science communication, gamification and more.

Teachers in Estonia being engaged in Ark of Inquiry activities

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Wednesday 14

The HYPATIA project encourages girls to study STEM

Posted by "la Caixa" Foundation on 14 Oct 2015

HYPATIA is aimed at girls aged thirteen to eighteen both in and out of the educational setting. Its primary goal will be to interest these teenagers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree courses.

The latest surveys carried out reveal that the methods used to communicate science to young people, both in and out of schools and colleges, do not take a gender perspective into account. Moreover, European teenagers of both sexes are barely aware of the range of degree courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known by the acronym STEM, or which aptitudes are relevant...

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Sunday 20

EnRRICH: new project to improve student and staff capacity in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Posted by EnRRICH on 20 Sep 2015

In the next two-and-a-half years, a European consortium of 11 higher education institutions, a research institute and a NGO will work on improving student and staff capacity in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in higher education. The EnRRICH project is coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and was launched at Cambridge University in July 2015.

"Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education" or – in short - EnRRICH will improve the capacity of students and staff in higher education to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to support the embedding of RRI in curricula. The project...

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Tuesday 01

HEIRRI, the European project for the integration of RRI in higher education

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Sep 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra will lead the European project Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation (HEIRRI), which aims to integrate the concept of "Responsible Research and Innovation" (RRI) into science and engineering degrees, mainly focusing in universities and other higher education institutions (HEI). The HEIRRI project starts on September 1st and will last three years, and has an approximate budget of one and a half million Euros.

The concept of "Responsible Research and Innovation", or RRI, implies the alignment of R+D+i, in all its phases, with the needs, values and expectations of society. The...

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