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
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.
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
Valahia University Targoviste
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