Initiatives and Literature

Here you find surveys and studies, literature and interesting initiatives within the field of science and technology education.

Literature, Studies, Surveys

Gender and Diversity Competence in S&T education - this brochure (German) gives a good overview on the state of the art of gender research and presents some examples of gender competent methods in teaching S&T: Gender_Diversity_Kompetenz im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht. Fachdidaktische Anregungen für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer
For further information also consult the IMST - Gender_Diversitäten Netzwerk

PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow’s World Executive Summary, © OECD 2007
PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds. It is the product of collaboration between participating countries and economies through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and draws on leading international expertise to develop valid comparisons across countries and cultures.

TALIS: Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from Talis - Teaching And Learning International Survey, OECD, 2009

TIMSS 2007: International Science Report: Findings from IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades, Micheal O. Martin, Ina V.S. Mullis, Pierre Foy, Boston, 2008

Science Education in Europe: National Policies, Practices and Research, © Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, 2011.

EUROPE NEEDS MORE SCIENTISTS: Report by the High Level Group on Increasing Human Resources for Science and Technology in Europe, José Mariano Gago (Chairman), © European Communities, 2004

SCIENCE EDUCATION NOW: A RENEWED PEDAGOGY FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: Report by the High Level Group on Science Education, Michel Rocard (Chair), © European Communities, 2007

SCIENCE EDUCATION IN EUROPE: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS: A Report to the Nuffield Foundation, Jonathan Osborne, Justin Dillon (et al.), London, 2008

Projects, Networks, Initiatives

Scientix – the community for science education in Europe – was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union. Scientix is open for teachers, researchers, policy makers, parents and anyone interested in science education. (Source: Scientix)

IMST - is the shortcut for Innovations Makes Schools Top (The original name was "Innovations in Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching"; the integration of "German language" as a new subject made a new title necessary; IMST is also a town in Austria). It is a support system for teachers, which has been established in Austria in 2000. IMST involves foremost teachers of the subjects mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and German language (the latter targeted at literacy). This nationwide program works on different levels. (Source: IMST)

FIBONACCI - Funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (for research and technological development), and supervised by a high level scientific committee, the Fibonacci project aims at a large dissemination of inquiry-based science and mathematics education (IBSME) in Europe, through the tutoring of institutions in progress (universities, teachers training centres, research institutions, etc.), by institutions with high recognition in science education. The Fibonacci Project will enable to define a blueprint for a transfer methodology valid for a larger dissemination in Europe. The project began in January 2010 and will last 38 months, until February 2013. In the end, 60 tertiary education institutions throughout Europe will be involved, reaching a minimum of 3,000 teachers and 45,000 students. (Source: Fibonacci)

updated: 10.6.2013
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