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.
Duration: 2011 - 2014
Funding: European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme
- Status: Past