EURO4SCIENCE 2.0 – Spin Off of a Forensic Science ..
EURO4SCIENCE 2.0 – Spin Off of a Forensic Science Educational Strategy Promoting Scientific Literacy and European Students Citizenship
Start date: Sep 1, 2016,
End date: Aug 31, 2019
Euro4Science 2.0 is a spinoff of a very sucessfull partnership, previous Euro4Science erasmus + Project. Considering Euro4Science 1, a sucessfull strategic partnership, from the participants and partners feedback we also identified several needs and opportunities that justify a new project with much wider scope and ambition in pursuit of innovative and mobilizing practices in secondary school education.Responding to a challenge that threatness Europe the partnership, although based in the initial core of members (which is important to gurantee the continuity) is now reinforced by the integration of two new countries, Turky and Greece which represent critical regions in view of the present human refugees crisis. Integration is now a keyword in Euro4Science 2.0.Euro4Science 2.0, includes the development of a Forensic Science Educational Toolbox which, despite exploring the same "case-file" forensic like aproach as in euro4Science 1, now pretends to wide activities subject expanding the range of topics from STEMs. The philosophy of enquiry education and case files exploration complemented with lab and field activies is now comprehensive to incorporate important priorities of present day citizenship and challenges including health education, envirnomental sustentability and inclusive society and human rights.An updated version of a Forensic Science Educational Toolbox with proper design and new materials and proposed activities aligned with the topics covered by Euro4Science 2.0 goals is produced in a number of units (1000) to assure a much wider dissemination and supporting of teachers involved in training actions. Inclusion of a Video Library will have an expected impact both on project visibility and dissemination as well as on supporting activities implementation in school contexts.In order to implement the innovative educational activities proposed and responding to a clear identified need, Euro4Science will promote the creation of a network of teachers properly trained in a hierachical chain of workshops, from central "Train the trainers" hubs to local "hotspots" in order to reach a significant number of teachers and through them ultimately by secondary school students.Students targets for Euro4Science 2.0 are included in ISCED 3: Upper secondary education (generally 14-16 years) where higher dropouts and demotivation are critical. Students participate both in testing periods and in a series of final Science Festivals organized by partners and including a limited although significant exchange program where all school community participates.The Forensic Sciences in Education Book Edition , the Web site and an international conference will promote Euro4Science 2.0 sustentability beyond its completion.
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