ENGAGE. Equipping the Next Generation for Active Engagement in Science

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Last modified on 14 September 2016

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From 30/12/2013 to present

ENGAGE Project is part of the EU Science in Society Agenda to promote RRI – “Responsible Research and Innovation”. 

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, whereas RRI deals with uncertain areas of knowledge, where values and arguments matter as much as facts. ENGAGE focuses on a more inquiry-based methodology, which gives students opportunity for self-expression and responsibility for coming to informed decisions.

The project aims are:

  • To help teachers address contemporary science issues and applications relevant to students 
  • To develop teachers’ beliefs, knowledge and classroom practice for “RRI”.
  • To provide students a strong foundation to engage in science issues they will meet during their lives
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ENGAGE Consortium includes 14 Institutions from 12 countries with extensive experience in Inquiry based Science Education and Responsible Research and Innovation, particularly in teacher training and curriculum design. Partners also have wide networks which will be used to multiply the stakeholder involvement and impact.
United Kingdom
  • Centre for Science Education – Sheffield Hallam University (Coordinator)
  • Knowledge Media Institute – The Open University
  • Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology
  • Innovation in Learning Institute
  • Lattanzio Learning
  • Traces
  • Valahia University Targoviste
  • Weizmann Institute
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Vestfold University College
  • Delft University of Technology, Science Education and Communication Department
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
  • Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
  • Department of Science Education, University of Nicosia
Tony Sherborne (Project Coordinator) 
Centre for Science Education,
Sheffield Hallam University
Total cost: EUR 2.804.226
EU contribution: EUR 2.476.238
Project reference: 612269
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1 

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