Technology and Knowledge

GLOBAL excursion

Extended Curriculum for Science Infrastructure

GLOBAL excursion (Extended Curriculum for Science Infrastructure Online) was a supporting action funded by the European Commission under the Research and Innovation Infrastructures  programme of FP7.

The project developed a common understanding, teaching use cases, as well as pedagogical and technical artefacts. The aim of this project was to provide young citizens and their educators (teachers, parents, etc.) across Europe with a range of e-Infrastructures and access to expert knowledge on its usage for a joyful exploration of e-Science through e-Infrastructure. Based on the experience from previous projects, we intended to target pupils between 14-18 years of age (upper stage school). Participating schools and science communicators elaborated communication and teaching activities. The driving themes were nano- and biotechnologies, as well as volunteer computing and life sciences with an interdisciplinary focus especially including ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA).

The main purpose of the GLOBAL excursion project was to enable students and teachers access to the experimental laboratories and resources of selected e-Infrastructures in order to improve science curricula by enriching school’s existing teaching and learning materials.

By having connected e-Infrastructures, resources and tools with schools, pupils could experience challenging and authentic learning scenarios. Thus, students gained insights in scientific real work and relive interest in natural science education.

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Section: Technology and Knowledge


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Tags: ICT, participatory design, technology enhanced learning

Type: Education


Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 09/2011 - 02/2014

Project Duration: 30 months