This research report aims to identify those individual, contextual and methodological factors contributing to or detracting from the impacts of the participatory learning process in which secondary school students will be engaged during the PERFORM project. It reports on expert-based and participatory indicators identified through a systematic literature review on assessment frameworks and methodologies used in science learning and engagement activities and a set of exploratory workshops with students conducted in selected schools, respectively.
As a result, we identify a total of 93 assessment indicators related to the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) values, transversal competences and experiential and cognitive aspects of science learning and engagement. This report concludes by providing criteria and indicators to evaluate PERFORM participatory science education methods based on performing arts, as well as identifying specific methodological aspects and challenges to be addressed in each specific case study.
Findings from this report will be published in international peer-reviewed, open access journals by the authors.
Through the identification of RRI-related science education indicators, this research report provides an open and evolving assessment framework addressing the different RRI learning outcomes and process requirements. We hope that this research effort can guide further methodological developments and implementations in the context of science education and engagement.