Projects :: COSMOS
COSMOS: COSMOS: An Advanced Scientific Repository for Science Teaching and Learning
The objective of the project COSMOS is to create an experimental laboratory in the field of astronomy for students and teachers in order to improve science instruction.
The main purpose of the COSMOS proposal is to create an experimental laboratory for students and teachers in order to improve science instruction by expanding the resources for teaching and learning in schools and universities and by providing more challenging and authentic learning experiences for students. The project will build upon the state of the art developments as regards the interoperability architectures and metadata standards and the latest evolutions in learning technologies to perform an extended validation on the effectiveness and the efficiency of the proposed approach in the science teaching and learning. The COSMOS approach will be implemented at two levels:
- at secondary education: The COSMOS approach will make educational materials (educational scenarios, lesson plans, collaborative projects with the associated content) easily accessible for creative, hands-on interactive science lessons to meet the needs of school curricula. These would be suitable for small-group collaborations and would include automated image acquisition service and/or observatory control as required to complete the lessons, plus the use of copyright material on our project's portal.
- at university education: The databases of the observatories of the COSMOS network will be used to improve the quality of science instruction at the university level, while offering to the students the opportunity to realize their own projects and to gain experience in carrying out independent scientific research. Astronomy (or other closely related fields) students and faculty can use our service for teaching practical astronomy laboratory techniques and research astronomy courses (that is, a minimum of related theoretical background is required). Essentially (due to the nature of telescopes) optical observational techniques can be taught.
Coordinator: DIETHNEIS YPIRESIES PERIVALLONTOS KAI POIOTITAS MELETES EFARMOGES ANONYMI ETAIREIA, GREECE
|DIETHNEIS YPIRESIES PERIVALLONTOS KAI POIOTITAS MELETES EFARMOGES ANONYMI ETAIREIA||GREECE|
|EDUCATION HIGHWAY INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER SCHULE UND NEUE TECHNOLOGIE GMBH||AUSTRIA|
|BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG BMWF||AUSTRIA|
|BUNDESGYMNASIUM UND BUNDESREALGYMNASIUM SCHWECHAT||AUSTRIA|
|SHUMENSKI UNIVERSITET EPISKOP KONST||BULGARIA|
|EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY||FRANCE|
|NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS||GREECE|
|FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS||GREECE|
|ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE||GREECE|
|LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION||UNITED KINGDOM|
Last update: 16/03/2010