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ENGAGE (Equipping Next Generation for Active Engagement in Science) synthesises contemporary models of professional learning and curriculum development. Going beyond training events, its three-stage path will propel teachers in their own inquiry to become expert within the Responsible Research and Innovation area (RRI). The path requires a first stage, Adopt, which achieves take-up on a massive scale. We use a proven approach to provide an easy entry into inquiry-based teaching. It combines science-in-the-news contexts with strategies from informal learning to get students talking. An online community of practice supports teacher reflection, while online courses and workshops add coaching and feedback. At the next stage, Adapt, they learn an expert’s toolkit of examples, explanations, anecdotes and activities to help students learn effectively, In the third step, Transform, open-ended projects put teachers and students into partnership with practising scientists, to learn about RRI directly. Our partners bring extensive track records in teacher development and curriculum design. Building on best practice from previous projects, we intend to influence 12,000 science teachers across Europe, and extend this to pre-service teachers and their trainers.


Programme: FP7, FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1 (SiS.2013.2.2.1-1: Raising youth awareness to Responsible Research and Innovation through Inquiry Based Science Education)
Number: 612269
Coordinator: SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
Spanish coordinator: Mario Barajas

Official website: http://engagingscience.eu/

The M C Squared project will design and develop an intelligent computational environment to support stakeholders from creative industries involved in the production of media content for educational purposes to engage in collective forms of creative thinking and working to co-design appropriate digital media. The focus will be on social creativity in the design of digital media intended to enhance creativity in mathematical thinking (CMT). The project will develop the “c-book” (“c” for creative) extending e-book technologies to include diverse dynamic widgets and an authorable data analytics engine. The members of four distinct Communities of Interest (including publishers, developers, researchers, school educators) will work together with the shared goal to creatively think and design c-book resources reflecting 21st century pedagogy for CMT in schools and the workplace.


Programme: FP7, ICT-2013.8.1 "Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of creativity"
Number: 610467
Coordinator: CTI (Greece)
Spanish coordinator: Mario Barajas

Official website: http://mc2-project.eu/

The aim of the TRANSIt (TRANSversal key competences for lifelong learning: TraIning teachers in competence based education) is to help teachers acquire and reinforce such skills and knowledge so that they can design cross-curricular activities that support the Key Competence Acquisition of their students. Also, the project aims to support teachers in the process of assessing competences with the use of e-portfolios. To this end, the project aims to train the ICT support staff of the schools to effectively support the work of teachers and students through the creation and maintenance of local e-portfolios. Moreover, the project aims to raise the awareness of the administrative staff of schools in order to support teachers in bridging the gap between policy and practice (e.g. curricular reforms in order to support cross-curricular competence driven activities). It is also aimed at teachers’ collaboration with colleagues, in order ultimately to become innovation leaders in their institutions.


Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius
Number: 528005-LLP-1-2012-1-GR-COMENIUS-CMP
Coordinator: EA (Greece)
Spanish coordinator: Mario Barajas

Official website: http://transit-project.eu/