Italian Schools Commit to Raising Awareness on Clean Water & Sanitation

We might often think about the environmental impact of our consumption choices – but have you ever considered the repercussions of your water use and water drinking habits? Water is the most basic item to human survival, yet discussing the sustainability of water and sanitation systems isn’t always a priority in science classes and schools. …

Slovenian pupils discover the importance of ecosystem services with new “natural sciences backpack”

Ecosystem services encompass all functions of natural systems that humans benefit from, such as clean air and water, fertile soil, pollinating insects, protection from natural disasters, climate regulation and much more. Despite being essential to all life-support systems, ecosystem services are are often considered “free” and taken for granted. Studying ecosystem services makes their value …

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 …

Why Open Schooling? Different perspectives and Open Schooling in practice

As our sister project PHERECLOS comes to an end, the new PHERECLOS White Book has been published, exploring the concept of Open Schooling and its potential in education. It encourages all parties who have a role in teaching and learning to consider it as a fruitful approach. The White Book discusses the topic of Open …

Exchanging views on science education at the ERIDOB conference in Cyprus

From 29.08.-2.9.2022 the ERIDOB (European Researchers in Didactics of Biology) Conference took place in beautiful Cyprus. Four of our project partners who attended the conference to present their research took the chance to meet in person and exchange ideas about the current Multipliers activities (Universities of Cyprus, Ljubljana, Bonn and Umeå). It was a brilliant …

Multipliers project joins forces with Open Schooling Together initiative

The Multipliers project has recently become a member of the Open Schooling Together initiative (OS Together), a joint collaboration between 11 European projects to spread the word about how schools, local communities, policy-makers, museums, science centres and other local stakeholders can rethink learning boundaries. The group brings together the CONNECT, COSMOS, Make it Open, MOST, …