image This first publication of the Scientix project - the Community for Science Education in Europe - explains the main aims and goals of the project, especially the rationale behind the new online portal.

Changing the fragmented and colossal European educational systems requires extensive long-term efforts and involvement of all stakeholders at all levels: teachers have to be trained and supported, policy-makers have to define and apply changes to curricula, methodologies and assessment practices, parents have to understand and support the need to change, universities, business, local actors, informal science educators and civil society have to play a role in making science education more meaningful and linked to societal challenges, and research has to guide the change. This means that an effort is required from all stakeholders. Scientix can play a great role in supporting these efforts, as it builds the necessary community amongst these stakeholders in order to facilitate their dialogue and the sharing of best practices, policy guidelines and research results. Scientix is a project initiated by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, and it is funded under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

Type
report
Author
Eloïse Gérard, Johanna Snellmann
Year
2011
Audience
counsellors, educational authorities, policy makers, researchers, teachers
Topics
STEM
Related projects
Scientix
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