SECURE

Science Education CUrriculum REsearch

 Coordinatore THOMAS MORE KEMPEN VZW 

 Organization address address: Kleinhoefstraat 4
city: GEEL
postcode: 2440

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Job
Cognome: De Meyere
Email: send email
Telefono: 3214508160
Fax: 3214508161

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 1˙817˙994 €
 EC contributo 1˙498˙506 €
 Programma FP7-SIS
Specific Programme "Capacities": Science in society
 Code Call FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-11-01   -   2013-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THOMAS MORE KEMPEN VZW

 Organization address address: Kleinhoefstraat 4
city: GEEL
postcode: 2440

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Job
Cognome: De Meyere
Email: send email
Telefono: 3214508160
Fax: 3214508161

BE (GEEL) coordinator 366˙058.00
2    Stichting Leerplanontwikkeling SLO

 Organization address address: Piet Heinstraat 12 7511JE
city: Enschede
postcode: 7500CA

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Wilmad
Cognome: Kuiper
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 53 4840262

NL (Enschede) participant 160˙900.00
3    DIENST KATHOLIEK ONDERWIJS VAN HET BISDOM ANTWERPEN VZW

 Organization address address: NOORDERLAAN 108
city: ANTWERPEN
postcode: 2030

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Willen
Cognome: Peeters
Email: send email
Telefono: 3234551126
Fax: 3214508161

BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 151˙910.00
4    UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

 Organization address address: Ul. Golebia 24
city: KRAKOW
postcode: 31007

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Dagmara
Cognome: Sokolowska
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 12 663 5690
Fax: +48 12 633 7086

PL (KRAKOW) participant 145˙604.00
5    THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: BURTON STREET
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG1 4BU

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gren
Cognome: Ireson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 115 9418418
Fax: +44 15 8488967

UK (NOTTINGHAM) participant 117˙778.00
6    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

 Organization address address: VIA PALLADIO 8
city: UDINE
postcode: 33100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Martina
Cognome: Scrignaro
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0432 558864
Fax: +39 0432 558828

IT (UDINE) participant 108˙694.00
7    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

 Organization address address: HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1069

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annika
Cognome: Philipps
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 351 463 42192
Fax: +49 351 463 39742

DE (DRESDEN) participant 108˙472.00
8    HOGSKOLAN I GAVLE

 Organization address address: KUNGSBACKSVAGEN 47
city: GAVLE
postcode: SE- 80176

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Göran
Cognome: Nordström
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 0 26848278

SE (GAVLE) participant 93˙760.00
9    UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

 Organization address address: KONGRESNI TRG 12
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Barbara
Cognome: Rovšek
Email: send email
Telefono: +386 1 5899 216

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 87˙236.00
10    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 3
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Leopold
Cognome: Mathelitsch
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 380 5247
Fax: +43 316 380 9820

AT (GRAZ) participant 85˙032.00
11    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

 Organization address address: KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75
city: NICOSIA
postcode: 1678

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Constantinos
Cognome: Constantinou
Email: send email
Telefono: 35799308803
Fax: 35722333778

CY (NICOSIA) participant 73˙062.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The EU lags behind its global competitors when it comes to the number of MST graduates. A special effort is required to close this gap. The overall aim of the SECURE project is to make a significant contribution to a European knowledge-based society by providing relevant research data that can help policy makers to improve MST curricula and their implementation throughout the EU in order to prepare children from an early age on for future careers in MST, whilst at the same time making MST more accessible and enjoyable for all children so that they will keep a vivid interest in science and technology, and understand the importance of their societal role.

SECURE will focus on the 5 – 13 age group, because the foundation for a revived interest in MST can best be laid at an early age, when children are most susceptible for the wonders of the world that surrounds them.

A rigorous research programme conducted by the SECURE consortium will scrutinise and compare current MST curricula for pupils aged 5, 8, 11 and 13 in the member states as they are intended by the authorities, implemented by the teachers and perceived by the learners. The instruments used to this end will consist of a transnational comparative screening instrument for MST curricula, of teacher and learner questionnaires and of a lesson observation instrument.

The cornerstone of the valorisation strategy of the research outcomes will be the direct and active involvement of a transnational expert group of research and curriculum development institutions that will provide feedback as well as a direct access to policy makers.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU-funded project has advanced research that can help improve mathematics, science and technology (MST) curricula and their implementation. The goal is to better enable stakeholders in preparing children for future careers in MST.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU falls short of its global competitors regarding the number of MST graduates, a field in which women are also sorely underrepresented. The 'Science education curriculum research' (http://www.secure-project.eu/ (SECURE)) project sought to close this gap and also thus contribute to Europe's knowledge-based society.

Seeking to make MST more accessible and enjoyable for all children, SECURE's approach envisions helping youngsters to maintain a strong interest in MST and understand its important societal role. To achieve a balance between training future scientists and meeting broader societal needs, education in MST is considered highly important for training specialists and experts who promote scientific and technological innovation in society. At the same time, basic scientific competencies and a positive attitude towards the role of science in society are important for all Europeans.

SECURE compared MST curricula in 10 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom) as they are intended by the authorities, implemented by teachers and perceived by learners.

The focus was on children aged 5, 8, 11 and 13, and on bridging the gaps between kindergarten, primary school and middle school. Researchers used questionnaires and interviews to gain insight into the perceptions of MST teachers and learners about the curricula. They then analysed, compared and contrasted their findings.

Actively engaging a transnational expert group of research and curriculum development institutions contributed to the valorisation strategy of the research outcomes. This helped to improve on the project's final outcomes.

Project members communicated and shared research findings and conclusions through articles, presentations and meetings (which were both scientific and for the general public). To promote a keen interest in MST, SECURE collaborated with schools to organise science events for learners of all ages, who were given innovative learning tools and materials.

The project's scientific research has resulted in various recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders involved in curriculum development and teacher education. The recommendations centre on how MST curricula and their delivery can be improved. SECURE used national and international conferences as well as written materials to deliver the recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders.

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