ENGAGE. Equipping the Next Generation for Active Engagement in Science✎
Last modified on 14 September 2016
ENGAGE Project is part of the EU Science in Society Agenda to promote RRI – “Responsible Research and Innovation”.
ENGAGE is about equipping the next generation to participate in scientific issues to change how science is taught. Traditionally students gain an image of science as a body of content, whereas RRI deals with uncertain areas of knowledge, where values and arguments matter as much as facts. ENGAGE focuses on a more inquiry-based methodology, which gives students opportunity for self-expression and responsibility for coming to informed decisions.
The project aims are:
- To help teachers address contemporary science issues and applications relevant to students
- To develop teachers’ beliefs, knowledge and classroom practice for “RRI”.
- To provide students a strong foundation to engage in science issues they will meet during their lives
- Centre for Science Education – Sheffield Hallam University (Coordinator)
- Knowledge Media Institute – The Open University
- Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology
- Innovation in Learning Institute
- Lattanzio Learning
- Valahia University Targoviste
- Weizmann Institute
- Universitat de Barcelona
- Vestfold University College
- Delft University of Technology, Science Education and Communication Department
- Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
- Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
- Department of Science Education, University of Nicosia
EU contribution: EUR 2.476.238
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1