Young People at the Forefront of the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

By Dr. Irene Drymiotou, Researcher, Learning in Science Group – University of Cyprus The second awareness-raising campaign on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) concluded successfully at the Nicosia Mall of Cyprus on 7 April, 2024. The event was organized by the Learning in Science Group (LSG) of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with The Junior and …

Roll the dice! New MULTIPLIERS board game on antimicrobial resistance

By Èlia Tena, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona As part of the MULTIPLIERS project in Barcelona, a dice game was co-created by the local Open Schooling Community (OSC) to enhance pupils’ understanding of antimicrobial resistance. The game was designed to make the topic more accessible and engaging to 14-16 year old students, touching upon complex issues …

Cyprus OSC featured in World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign on antimicrobial resistance

To inspire people and professionals across the WHO European Region, the World Health Organisation is sharing stories of #AMR (antimicrobial resistance) throughout the coming year as part of a special campaign. Together they are breaking the silence and raising awareness about the increasing and serious threat of antimicrobial resistance. The work of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Community …

A mission in Cyprus to tackle the silent pandemic: antimicrobial resistance

By Dr. Irene Drymiotou, University of Cyprus In July 2022, our Multipliers Open Science Community (OSC) in Cyprus started designing the Teaching and Learning Sequence of their Open Schooling approach, and during the first week of October, their three science teachers introduced the crucial topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to 96 8th graders (13-14 years-old) …

Students as Agents of Social Change/MULTIPLIERS & OStogether Inspiration Session

What does the school of the future look like? The times when students were considered mere recipients of information are over. Still, schools haven’t fully transitioned yet into a model that strongly encourages student participation, agency and self-efficacy, preparing pupils to tackle real-world challenges. With a focus on science education and sustainability dilemmas, the MULTIPLIERS …