Partners are HE institutions and other training organizations that run science courses for teachers education, deal with teachers training in general and/or are skilled in innovative training methodologies. The project meets the partnership and targets’ needs as highlighted above through its innovative methodological approach based on training Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and in service teachers to an imaginative and narrative approach to science teaching and learning, fostering imagination within the class.
UNIBZ - ITALY
InEuropa srl - ITALY
InEuropa Srl is an Italian company founded in January 2006 by experts who have been working on EU projects with the aim of supporting public and private organizations and associations in accessing EU funding opportunities.
InEuropa has developed an innovative approach that identifies a project as a process of change. For over 10 years, InEuropa has been the Italian Antenna of the Global Action Plan International, promoting and implementing projects able of generating a change in behaviors towards sustainability, especially in schools.
ESCIENCIA - SPAIN
Esciencia Eventos Científicos S.L. is dedicated to the management and organization of scientific dissemination projects. The company offers specific scientific communication consulting services for the transfer of research results, and the design and production of didactic programmes for schools and youngsters. We stand out for the innovation of the tools we use for Science Communication, our professional dedication and our ability to manage projects of different sizes. One of our most important values is our R&D department, in charge of creating new activities with maximum scientific rigour and adapted to different audiences and contents.
SITES LtD. - IRELAND
SITES Ltd. – Sustainable Innovation Technologies Services is a start-up company specialized in Sustainable Innovation Consulting, Management Innovation and Innovation Strategy for researchers and SMEs in CleanTech technologies. Its services include market research and forecasts, global industry analysis, stakeholder mapping, which enable clients to address their key challenges and exploit their strategic opportunities.
SITES Ltd is passionate about innovation and research and work in partnership with global clients to achieve outstanding sustainable results and implement winning innovation strategies.
UV - SPAIN
The University of Valencia (founded in 1499) is now one of the largest, oldest and most diverse universities in Spain.
The Universitat de València is recognized as one of the most outstanding Spanish universities in both national and international rankings.
It has experience in the development and management of more than 150 European Projects under the following frameworks: the RTD European (I to VII) Framework Programmes, HORIZON 2020, Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Socrates, Leonardo) and Erasmus+, acting both as a coordinator and partner institution.
DCU - IRELAND
The Institute of Education at Dublin City University represents the largest body of educational expertise and is the only faculty of education in Ireland. The School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies (SEIGS) at DCU contributes to a diverse range of taught and research programmes in STEM education. Within this Institute of Education and more there is significant teaching and research expertise in the area of Climate Change Education. Members of the School have an ongoing involvement in the provision of innovative, high quality, research-informed climate change education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
UNIMORE - ITALY
UNIMORE Dpt of Education and Humanities (DEH) hosts experts in science and mathematics education and collects most of the STEAM disciplines. Since 2010, DEH has organized the biannual conference “Innovation in science education for primary school and kindergarten, at the crossroads of science and humanities” and founded the Centre for Metaphor and Narrative in Science. Imaginative Approaches to Learning and Communication (MANIS) to promote interdisciplinary research relating to the role of metaphor and narrative in science communication, science education, and mathematics.
UMK - POLAND
UMK Didactics of Physics Division (DPD) is one of few in Poland where teachers can develop and innovate their abilities within post-graduate training and PhD courses. The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics is one of the 17 faculties of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. It was established on September 1993, when the former Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry was divided into three. Over recent years, DPD published several textbooks on physics, astronomy, didactics of physics and popular articles on physics, climatology, geosciences, alternative energies.
The partnership we have built contains all the ingredients to achieve the goals of the project: all the university partners (UNIBZ, UMK, DCU, UNIMORE and UV) are educational departments and faculties whose mission is to train pre- and in-service teachers of primary and/or low secondary school. They all have specific pedagogical skills for scientific subjects and experience in the development of educational resources they can share with others. The benefit they bring into the project relies in their interest to innovate the way sciences are taught in their courses, by enabling teachers to enhance imagination and creativity into their classes. InEuropa is fundamental for its experience in gamification and communication, as well as its work with schools at European level. SITES is of key importance for its ITC expertise and ability to provide the web platform and develop the software. Esciencia is experienced in gamification and has a strong background in facilitating female engagement in scientific subjects and careers.
The Project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of Erasmus+ programme KA220-HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education
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