Inspiring Science Education – opportunities for schools to pilot

June 2, 2014

ATiT is one of the consortium partners in the Inspiring Science Education project, whose aim is to provide digital resources and opportunities for teachers to help them make science education more attractive and relevant to students’ lives. ATiT’s role is to support the dissemination of the project throughout Europe and to run pilot activities in Flanders. Through the Inspiring Science Education website and portal and the activities organised by the partners, teachers can help students make their own scientific discoveries, witness and understand natural and scientific phenomena and access the latest, interactive tools and digital resources from within their classrooms.

As a project team we are aiming for large-scale take-up of these opportunities amongst European science teachers. Pilot activities will take place in 5,000 primary and secondary schools in 15 European countries. During these pilots, teachers will be accessing interactive simulations, educational games and eScience applications and integrating them with extra-curricular activities, such as field trips to science centres and discovery parks, and virtual visits to research centres.

The Inspiring Science Project partners are working to create innovative Learning Scenario Demonstrators for use in the classroom. You can find some examples in the Showcase section
These and many more ready to use lessons for inquiry-based teaching and learning will soon be available on the Inspiring Science Education portal.

To find out how to be an Inspiring Science Education Pilot School in 3 easy steps, click here Participate.