PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2011-1-BE3-COM06-03680

Science Planet. Bruggen slaan tussen onderwijs en onderzoek.

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • France
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    De Bron

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    General secondary school

    ADDRESS

    Hulstplein 32 – Tielt

    CONTACT PERSON

    Johan Vankeersbilck

    Science Planet. Connecting education and research.

    The aim of the SCIENCE PLANET project is to connect science education and research. So that we might be able to make science education and technology more attractive for pupils and to create coherence in the different subjects of the sciences. An increasing number of scientists is working together in interdisciplinary subjects. For school sciences it is difficult to bring these interdisciplinary developments into the classroom. Pupils thus get an outdated view of science and of possibilities in science and technology. Moreover interdisciplinary subjects are more attractive to pupils than classical science subjects. Therefore this project wants to offer interdisciplinary approaches of sciences and technology to our senior pupils in addition to the regular subjects physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology. It provides hands-on experience of working with laboratory and field equipment and builds confidence in practical techniques across a range of science disciplines. It introduces the skills of recording, reporting and interpreting data; and literature and web-based research. Pupils develop team-working, problem solving and oral communication skills.There are activities in preparation and assessment afterwards. This project provides us possibilities which are not available in daily curricula and focuses on the central role of the pupils promoting an inter- and multidisciplinary approach of sciences. We collaborate with partners (universities, colleges, local companies, hospitals, farms and regional/local authorities). To realize our objectives similar actions and dissemination will occur in every partner school and will be recorded on our website. By doing this project participants will better get acquainted to the role of the EU and LLP in education and society.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • France
  • SCIENCE PLANET - project journal

    Synthesis of activities within the Project: teachers' conferences, Project Meetings, involvement of pupils, teachers, and Schools, Integration of Project into Curricula, cooperation with Partners at universities, local companies, regional authorities.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Teachers, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to r.rossbacher@aon.at

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes