Themes

Vaccination

Why do people remain unvaccinated? Globally, vaccination programmes have repeatedly led to heated debates.

Starting in Germany, MULTIPLIERS will look deeper into the examples of several vaccination programmes such as the one against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which targets specifically teenagers.

Our students will discover different perspectives, including the two often-conflicting aims of protecting public health and individual autonomy at the same time. Activities include meeting experts and science professionals, e.g. from the University Hospital in Bonn, collecting data and information, and discussing both benefits and effects of vaccinations. 

Vaccination
Vaccination
MULTIPLIERS year-end event in Bonn

MULTIPLIERS year-end event in Bonn

Jan 24, 2024
We are excited to share highlights from our MULTIPLIERS year-end event that took place on December 5, 2023, at the University of Bonn. Among the attendees were the local Open Science Community as well as individuals from informal educational institutions, universities, museums, media, and policy makers. Annette Scheersoi, as the project coordinator, presented an overview …
Introducing the MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a treasure trove of teaching & learning resources on real-world challenges

Introducing the MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a treasure trove of teaching & learning resources on real-world challenges

Nov 6, 2023
The MULTIPLIERS project has just launched its new MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a platform hosting a wealth of teaching and learning resources for educators looking to address some of today’s most relevant real-world challenges, such as vaccination and biodiversity protection.
New video: a tour of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Communities

New video: a tour of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Communities

May 9, 2023
Watch our new video to get an impression of our first year of activities!
Students in the lab

Opening students’ perspectives to science careers

Feb 23, 2023
The first round of MULTIPLIERS in Germany is dedicated to the topic of vaccination, with a focus on HPV and Covid-19, as well the immunological and ethical aspects of the vaccines. But raising awareness about the infection and promoting science learning are not the only goals of the project. Through visits to authentic settings and …
Vaccination in discourse: How students in Bonn, Germany, learn to deal with this controversial issue

Vaccination in discourse: How students in Bonn, Germany, learn to deal with this controversial issue

Jan 3, 2023
After years of coping with a global pandemic, the topic of vaccination could not be more urgent to society and is at the centre of the first MULTIPLIERS thematic project in Germany. Since the establishment of local Open Science Communities (OSCs) began in November 2021, the group quickly grew into a network of schools and …
Students as Agents of Social Change/MULTIPLIERS & OStogether Inspiration Session

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

Oct 20, 2022
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 …