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Open Science School - a community dedicated to develop new learning experiences & open tools to make science more accessible

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From 01/06/2014 to present

What is OSS? (short definition)

Open Science School (referred as “OSS”) is a community made by people all around the world, which is physically based in the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity of Paris and expands its actions in a worldwide level

OSS aims at testing and developing new models for research, long-life learning, and innovation. From an organizational point of view, OSS is a democratic, and inclusive organization based on the Rochdale principles for co-operative societies. The view of OSS about research and science are based on the Global Open Science Hardware manifesto, open hardware, and open science principles.
 
OSS advocates for a change of policy in existing educational and research institutions, to shift towards a more open model to create and share innovation. OSS develops long-life learning curricula and spaces that encourage people from different backgrounds to collaborate and co-create, taking advantage of their diversity. We acknowledge that the problems science aims at resolving are beyond the reach of scientists alone, and realize that science is embedded in a culture that we need to consider when defining scientific facts and creating new knowledge or innovations. To summarize: “Open Science School aims at changing the way we learn using non-conventional approaches”.

Values for OSS Open Science School 2If you want to know more about the principles and values of OSS - see here

 

OSS - activities (in short)

We make open tools for science education and research. We believe science education and research should be shared freely between educators, learners, and communicators. We work together with schools, teachers, designers, and all sort of geeks to create open-source common resources, creative workshops, classes, or hardware. Check our activities and join our community!

Activities

  • Co-lab workshops -  Co-lab is a movement, a format of workshop, and a philosophy to achieve interdisciplinary collaboration. We work with universities, NGOs or science labs in all the world to spread this methodology.
  • Open Science in Schools - We promote open science culture in high schools making science workshops and work with teachers to develop open content. Together, we also coordinate citizen science projects made by students.
  • DIλ spectrophotometer - DIλ is an Open Hardware spectrophotometer, designed to be accurate, easy to modify, and extremely cheap. We achieve this by using LEDs instead of an optical refraction system.

Public events

As our main goal is communication and interaction with society, we have become real experts in organizing events. We made more than 20 workshops, 50 public meetings, 30 classes in high schools in the past year. We also travel and communicate in many international or local events

Click here to check our archive with presentations and open documentation.

 

Open Science School (referred as “OSS”) is a community made by people all around the world, which is physically based in the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity of Paris and expands its actions in a worldwide level. Open Science School was founded at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity of Paris in 2014 with the initial purpose of using the potential of synthetic biology as a pedagogic tool for high school students.


 

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