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From 2014-01-01 to 2016-12-31

ENGAGE is about equipping the next generation to participate in scientific issues to change how science is taught. Traditionally students gain an image of science as a body of content. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), on the other hand, deals with uncertain areas of knowledge, where values and argument matter as much as facts. The greater challenge in making the shift to the latter relates to helping teachers develop the beliefs, knowledge and classroom practice for RRI teaching. The project focuses on this particular issue.

It synthesises contemporary models of professional learning and curriculum development. Going beyond training events, it follows a three-stage path, which could help teachers in their own inquiry to become expert with RRI. The first stage (Adopt) achieves take-up on a massive scale.  A proven approach is used to provide an easy entry into inquiry-based teaching. It combines science-in-the-news contexts with strategies from informal learning to get students talking. An online community of practice supports teacher reflection, while online courses and workshops add coaching and feedback. At the next stage (Adapt) they are acquainted with an expert’s toolkit of examples, explanations, anecdotes and activities to help students learn effectively. In the third step, Transform, open-ended Projects put teachers and students into partnership with practicing scientists, to learn about RRI directly.

Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/111469_en.html *

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  • Coordinator: Dr. Suzanne Gatt                  
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    Project Exc. S & T Officer: Laura Sue Armeni
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