Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The eMature school in Europe

At the end of November I travelled to Seoul in South Korea, for the KERIS annual symposium where I got the wonderful opportunity to present about eMature schools in Europe. A paper on the topic will follow in the KERIS journal (both English and Korean versions) in December.

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Science education in Europe - EU and national developments

I recently gave a presentation summarising key initiatives in science education in Europe, as part of the EMINENT conference. The presentation was part of an industry working group on how to increase young people's interest in science across the EU.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Inquiry-based science education for Europe

Eminent, European Schoolnet's annual conference for policy makers included a presentation by Johannes Klumpers from the European Commission's Directorate General for Research. He focused on the results of the Rocard report on science education in Europe and revealed some interesting plans for more inquiry-based science projects in 2008-9.

The report is pushing for more use of inquiry-based techniques in science education across the EU. Sadly it missed the opportunity to challenge the EU to open up its research databases publicly so that schools can get their hands on high quality data to use in science classes.

The full presentation by Johannes Klumpers is available for download.


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