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Promoting Youth Scientific Career Awareness and it Attractiveness through Multi-stakeholder Co-operation

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "MultiCO" data sheet

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Organization address
city: KUOPIO
postcode: 70211

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙393˙750 €
 EC max contribution 1˙393˙750 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.5.a. (Make scientific and technological careers attractive to young students, and forster sustainable interaction between schools, research institutions, industry and civil society organisations)
 Code Call H2020-SEAC-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-08-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO FI (KUOPIO) coordinator 366˙250.00
2    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 266˙250.00
4    TARTU ULIKOOL EE (TARTU) participant 253˙750.00
5    UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS CY (NICOSIA) participant 253˙750.00


 Project objective

This project builds on literature research outcomes and proposes to study the impact of real life related, career-focused stories (referred to as scenarios) as the introduction to the learning of science subjects by secondary school students (ages 13 to 15). Through such an innovative development, initiating motivational and meaningful context- and inquiry-based science studies, the project researches the impact on learning and attitudinal gains, as well as students’ own ideas to enhance the relevance of science studies. The target is to increase students’ future preferences for choosing science studies and their desire to reflect on and pursue science-related careers. There has been a general educational trend towards context-based approaches and viewing science education as being education through the context of science. Context-based approaches and strategies that actively engage students in the learning process have been shown to result in improvement in students’ attitudes towards science, although the need for students to input their ideas and their indigenous knowledge should be taken into account. However, research has shown that middle grade students were not aware of career options, were not conversant with competences needed and few indicated knowing professionals actively working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Yet in recruiting graduates, employers have indicated that a range of skills were important and that the most important skills were team working, sector-specific and communication skills. The intended project outcome is to raise youth awareness of the role of science and technology in society, an awareness of science and technology careers and orientation of students towards gaining positive views towards undertaking science careers. The project is planned as a longitudinal study over 3 years, involving multi-stakeholder co-operation between different stakeholders.


List of deliverables.
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Final report and recommendations Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
Presentation events at schools Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Pre-service teacher education course Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
Report on stakeholders\' perceptions on scientific careers Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
1. Country Reports on interventions Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
National websites Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-25 13:44:53
2. Country Reports on interventions Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
Report on practices and their implications Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Report on students\' perceptions on working life skills Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
3. Country Reports on interventions Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Comparative report on students\' interest development Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Final descriptions of science-related careers qand collection of scientists\' stories Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Analytical report on students\' perceptions on scenarios Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Conceptual Framework Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:54
Creation of flyers Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-25 13:44:54
International final conference Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Collection of 30 scenarios in English Open Research Data Pilot 2019-07-25 13:44:53
Comparative report on students\' choices Documents, reports 2019-07-25 13:44:53

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MultiCO deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Jingoo Kang, Tuula Keinonen, Shirley Simon, Miia Rannikmäe, Regina Soobard, Inês Direito
Scenario Evaluation with Relevance and Interest (SERI): Development and Validation of a Scenario Measurement Tool for Context-Based Learning
published pages: , ISSN: 1571-0068, DOI: 10.1007/s10763-018-9930-y
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education 2019-07-25
2018 Anssi Salonen, Sirpa Kärkkäinen, Tuula Keinonen
Career-related instruction promoting students’ career awareness and interest towards science learning
published pages: 474-483, ISSN: 1109-4028, DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00221A
Chemistry Education Research and Practice 19/2 2019-07-25
2018 Katri Varis, Ilpo Jäppinen, Sirpa Kärkkäinen, Tuula Keinonen, Esko Väyrynen
Promoting Participation in Society through Science Education
published pages: 3412, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su10103412
Sustainability 10/10 2019-07-25
2017 Direito, I.; Connolly, J.; Simon, S.; Trevethan, J.
Gender Differences in Science Interest, Self-concept and Career Aspirations
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
In: Proceedings of the ESERA 2017 Conference. European Science Education Research Association (ESERA): Dublin, Ireland. (2017) 1 2019-07-25

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