GLOBAL excursion

GLOBAL excursion (Extended Curriculum for Science Infrastructure Online) aimed to provide young citizens and their educators (teachers, parents, etc.) across Europe with a range of e-Infrastructures and access to expert knowledge on their usage for a joyful exploration of e-Science through e-Infrastructure.

GLOBAL excursion introduced e-Infrastructures to educators and their pupils between 14-18 years of age. The driving themes were Nano- and biotechnologies, as well as volunteer computing and life sciences with an interdisciplinary focus especially including ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA).

The aims of the GLOBAL excursion were twofold: on the one hand, we envision to enrich science teaching in European schools and on the other hand we offer researchers and their institutions a promotion channel towards a school audience. Via a central web portal, called the Virtual Science Hub – "ViSH" the project provided scientists, teachers and their pupils as well as policy makers a package of activities, materials, and tools for enabling the integration of e-Infrastructures into school curricula.

Website: http://www.globalexcursion-project.eu

Duration: 2011 - 2014

Funding: European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme

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  • Status: Past