The DISCOVER project will develop teaching resources for extra-curricular science education at high-school level. It seeks to promote collaboration between secondary education and universities by providing resources that can be used or remixed in the implementation of science outreach activities. DISCOVER will focus on the areas of Robotics, Mechatronics, Physical Computing and the synergic combination between Art and Science.
Project results will be useful for educators at upper secondary education level (teachers, trainers in non-formal learning programs), secondary education students, and universities and research organizations seeking to enhance their impact on skills development at regional level. Future users will be able to use the developed resources directly to organize their own training or to modify and re-design them to suit their particular training needs.
While the project targets mainly secondary vocational schools, its results would also be applicable to general secondary schools.
Project activities are scheduled to be implemented between October 2017 and September 2019.
Increased student motivation to pursue a science-related career or study science
Introduced innovations in extra-curricular, co-curricular and curricular science education
Improved quantity and quality of science outreach activities and non-formal science education for vocational secondary education learners, and stronger engagement and co-creation in such activities by a variety of actors, including university students and industry
Strengthened capacity for university-school partnerships in the vocational education sector and for science outreach and communication on the part of universities
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