SCIENCE INSPIRED project was created to showcase that science centres are a great space to start your own scientific journey, and teachers in collaboration with educators can be an exceptional inspiration for youth to try to actively acquire their knowledge.
During the project 4 science centres are joining their forces. Those are: Agóra Science Centre from Debrecen, Hungary, VIDA! Science Centre from Brno, Czech Republic and NOESIS Science Centre and Technology Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. Project was set up to inspire both teachers and educators as well as teenagers to pursue their own scientific passion.
Research shows that students find science classes to be interesting and prospective, even though they seem to be the hardest and the most demanding. Teens lack in resources, that would allow them to acquire the knowledge easier. To help them, during Science Inspired project, new tools will be introduced to teachers and educators, in order to encourage young people to take up new challenges.
Aims of the project:
- Exchange of experience between teachers and educators from European science centres
- To encourage teachers to share their knowledge in their workplace
- Collaboration between science centres from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Greece
- To inspire young people to create their own scientific content
During the project teachers and educators will:
- Take part in 4 study visits in partner science centres
- Create their own scientific videos, in which they will have an opportunity to explain the most interesting facts using interactive exhibits
- Get acquainted with modern teaching methods e.g. gamification, storytelling, escape rooms, ICT
- Establish the needs and (de)motivators of present teens and will try to find the answer to their needs using design thinking method
- Create innovative teaching methods based on new technologies and field games
- Test the tools that educators and teachers have created
- Take part in workshops during which they will learn how to create engaging scientific videos
- Take part in a contest for short scientific video
- Connect and discuss their contest entries with other teens from Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland
This project has received funding from the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme
Duration of the project: 1.12.2018-30.01.2021