SCIFUN - LET'S ADD SOME FUN TO THE SCIENCE EDUCATION
Pawel Barczynski1*, Piotr Skurski2, Michal Karbowiak3, Anna Barczynska4
1 Dr., University of Lodz, POLAND, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Dr., University of Lodz, POLAND, email@example.com
3 M.Sc., University of Lodz, POLAND, firstname.lastname@example.org
4 M.Sc., Bernardine Primary School, POLAND, email@example.com
Negative attitudes, low self-efficacy and low achievement is being present in many reports about science education. What can happen when pupils will feel that the science classes are not only full of weird looking formulas and numbers BUT there is real life problems being solved, their engagement and motivation increases. Moreover, if learning science can bring a lot of fun too, the situation can change dramatically.
Author presents international project SciFUN, driven by the people from universites and education institution around the Europe: (Universitatea din Piteşti and Grupul pentru Integrare Europeana, ROMANIA; Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology (CARDET) and INNOVADE, CYPRUS; University of Peloponnese, GRECE; University of Lodz, POLAND; Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, IRELAND).
"The aim of the project is to address the challenge of engagement in science through an innovative approach to science teaching and learning and make learning science Fun and Relevant to students' contexts. " (scifun.eu)
Project specific objectives are:
One of the most important output of the project is online Toolkit, which will be composed of the following sections:
The final toolkit will be ready by the end of the project and will be freely available online through project website. Before that, we can share the ideas and projects Intellectual Outputs to inform and invite teachers and educator around the Europe to take look at the results, inspire and maybe even give valuable feedback before project ends.
So - would you like to add some fun to the science education with SciFun?
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