For quality assessment, MULTIPLIERS will be continuously assisted by the project’s Advisory Board (AB). The AB will be responsible for supporting the quality review process from an independent and external perspective.
The following international experts on science education are part of MULTIPLIERS’ Advisory Board:
Prof. Shirley Simon
Shirley Simon is Emeritus Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education of the University College London. She began her research career in the 1980s and her areas of expertise include science inquiry, teacher education, progression in learning, socio-scientific issues and argumentation pedagogy. She has published research articles and books internationally since 1990.
Country: United Kingdom
Area of Expertise: Argumentation in science education
Prof. Christian Bertsch
Christian Bertsch, professor of science education at the University College of Teacher Education in Vienna. His research focuses on the outcomes of continuous professional development for science teachers and students’ conceptions of the nature of science. He is chairman of the Austrian Association of Didactical Research and coordinates different key actions on improving STEM education in Austria (www.mintschule.at, www.science2school.at).
Area of Expertise: Primary science education and science communication
Dr. Robin Bosdeveix
Robin Bosdeveix is the Director of the National Institute for Teacher Training (Inspé) at the University of Paris Est-Créteil (UPEC). As an Advisory Board member, he ensures the projects’ quality in science education.
Area of Expertise: Quality of science education
Boguslawa Luka is a strategist and co-founder of the Polish NGO Children’s University. Her work focuses on the coordination of projects related to teachers’ training, school headmaster training, increasing pupils’ interest, and key competencies in science by inviting them to educational projects. At Children’s University, she established a sustainable educational community.
Role: Strategic partnerships
Area of Expertise: Educational consultancy
Paola Semeghini graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Modena University and worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2011 she is a Chemistry and Scientific Laboratory teacher at IIS Pascal, an Applied Science upper secondary school in Reggio Emilia, Italy. focused on competence-based education and experiential learning,
Role: High school teacher
Area of Expertise: Science education
Madelen Bodin is director of Curiosum, a new science center for learning and communicating science and technology. She has a PhD in science education. Her research interest concern for example computational problem solving in physics, and development of creative interactive environments for doing physics.
Role: Science center director (Curiosum)
Area of Expertise: Informal learning
Maria Navarro Palà graduated in Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona) and Psychology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB) and has a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Science Teaching, Her background includes experiences in the fields of community pharmacy, educational support and the use of ICTs as part of the STEM education framework. Currently, she coordinates the Revir project at UAB’s Center for Scientific and Mathematical Education (CRECIM), enabling upper secondary school students to participate in model-based science workshops. On a personal level, she has two daughters who attend public kindergarten and primary school, acting as the president of the school’s family association. There, her activities include coordinating the collaboration between families and school teachers.
Role: President of Family Association
Area of Expertise: Family Associations
Sonja Merljak Zdovc
Editor and journalist at the online children’s newspaper Časoris. Sonja worked at the daily newspaper Delo, where, among other activities, she oversaw its digital transformation as a former executive editor. She researches literary journalism and media literacy, and for several years she researched the history of journalism. As a university lecturer, she has taught journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana and the Faculty of Humanities in Koper, and literary journalism at the Central European University Summer School in Budapest.
Role: Media outlet CEO (Casoris)
Area of Expertise: Media and communications
Role: Early Career researcher at Stickydot
Area of Expertise: Science education
Role: Swedish National Agency for Education, Director for Education
Area of Expertise: School improvement in science education and education for sustainable development