Scientific literacy at the school: improving strategies and building new practices of science teaching in early years education

5 Participating countries:
Start: 01-09-2016 - End: 31-08-2018
Project Reference: 2016-1-ES01-KA201-025282
EC Grant: 219,932 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for school education

Summary

Three of the participants of this proposal have collaborated previously in a COMENIUS Project. They share a common interest: science teaching is a tool to improve the global development of child as well as a basic element of the scientific literacy of the citizens. Science increments curiosity and critical spirit. This is the basic area of work of the programme "El CSIC en la Escuela" that is making, since 25 years ago, an joint work between scientist and teachers in order to get a comprehensive formation of the teachers, introducing a scientist formation based in the discovering of laws and the building of models, inside the historical and cultural context. That is the reason why the participant partners think that El CSIC en la Escuela proposes a scientist and pedagogical thinking line which is very required in our actual society and that can serve as a model, the initial project in which our proposal is based.This is a totally innovative work in elementary and primary school that develops materials and teaches methods for the classroom with the proper training of teachers of these stages. And all this from a research conducted by partners in centers spread across countries of the European Union and evaluated by relevant members of the scientific and educational communities. It is also a key element in the creation of a European spirit, since science and technology are at the core of Western civilization, in its Greco-Roman roots and nothing precludes the diversity of aesthetic tastes and beliefs.In this context, the objectives of the project are:- To improve achievement in relevant and high-level basic and transversal competences by teaching to teach Science, in a lifelong learning perspective.- To promote the formation of teachers and educators in science from a multidisciplinary point of view.- To introduce science contents in the classroom, both in kindergarten and primary school.- To create and to consolidate a network of cooperation for the implementation of innovative practices on science education in kindergarten and primary education.- To produce innovative materials that will support teachers and leaders to deliver high quality teaching and to adopt new methods and tools in the classroom. - To improve the level of the education from early childhood.To do this, there is a clear and precise planning and schedule whose schema is:1. October 2016: Kick off meeting, which will be the starting point, in which tasks are distributed, among other aspects. It will coincide with the phase of classroom training (training event C1) with the two scientific and humanistic projects "What is the world made of?" and "Archaeology in the classroom."2. During the academic year (2016-2017) teachers of schools and educational actors of teacher training centers extend such training to their partner schools and create their own materials for the classroom.3. There will be two virtual meetings during that year, via Skype and partners have to see the progress of the implementation practices in classrooms and collection of results, depending on some models established. These works are the basis for the development of intellectual outputs starting at draft phase.4. September 2017 and September 2018. In these months, second and third meeting of partners and second phase of training (C2) with the same projects will take place. During the academic year of 2017-2018, the training will be extended again and implemented the scientific experiences in the classroom. These results are also collected in order to develop intellectual outputs definitively.5. October 2018 to May 2019. This whole academic year intellectual outputs through useful measurement tools (questionnaires, reports, qualitative evaluation of jobs) are tested to see if they meet the expected results.6. Last meeting of partners in July 2019 to evaluate the project, preparing the final report and seeing the opportunity for future collaboration.7. At the end of the project 6 multiplier events will be organized, one per country (national) and one international. The entire project is grounded in the fluid and constant communication between partners, via e-mail, telephone and Skype as well as on the platform created for this purpose in the Aula Virtual CSIC, where the project will have an own space. Also it is based in a dissemination plan that will be given priority as another key objective to reach the largest possible number of teachers and extend scientific knowledge in this common European space: the space of knowledge. This will be achieved given the variety of languages in which they will present the materials, being the working language English.

Results

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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

CALLE SERRANO 117, 28006
MADRID
ES

Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre

Partners

COLEGIO PÚBLICO SAN FRANCISCO
pamplona
Comunidad Foral de Navarra
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (primary level)
CESIE
TRAPPETO
Sicilia
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
CPR Gijón-Oriente
Gijón
Principado de Asturias
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (tertiary level)
Kujawsko-Pomorskie Centrum Edukacji Nauczycieli w Bydgoszczy
Bydgoszcz
Kujawsko-Pomorskie
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (tertiary level)
Tallinna Asunduse Lasteaed
Tallinn
Põhja-Eesti
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (pre-primary level)
Przedszkole nr 34 "Mali odkrywcy"
Bydgoszcz
Kujawsko-Pomorskie
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (pre-primary level)
Kedainiu lopselis-darzelis,,Zilvitis"
Kedainiai
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (pre-primary level)

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