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 Horizon 2020 project is addressing that gap. Through its Open Science Communities in six EU countries, MULTIPLIERS is connecting school science to real life, empowering pupils to act as knowledge multipliers across society, and developing students’ scientific argumentation and critical thinking skills.
Join our first dissemination event, organised in partnership with the Open Schooling Together initiative, to:
- learn more about our approach and meet our consortium partners;
- be inspired by a key lecture with Prof. Shirley Simon, Institute of Education, University College London, on argumentation in science education; and
- engage in an interactive session on practical Open Schooling tools and methods around key socio-scientific challenges!
Date and time: 18 November 2022, 9:30 AM CET
|9:30 – 10:00||Introduction to the MULTIPLIERS project: students as knowledge multipliers|
|10:00 – 11:00||Key lecture: The role of argumentation in open-school science learning projects. Prof. Shirley Simon, Institute of Education, University College London|
|11:00 – 13:00||Interactive session on practical Open Schooling methods and tools 3 breakout rooms on 6 socio-scientific issues: Forest use vs. forest protection & Biodiversity and ecosystem services; Vaccination & Anti-microbial resistance; and Air pollution & Water and sanitation|