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Our Future-oriented science education manifesto is out!

‘Let’s explore the future, it is unknown and exciting’  - quote from a workshop in Breda, NL. We are delighted to share our Manifesto for Future-oriented Science Education! In this 7-page document, you will find 10 recommendations to set the tone and foster future-oriented discussions and spaces, especially in your classroom. You will also get familiar […]

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Imagining the school of the future through computational simulations: scenarios’ sustainability and agency as keywords

Computational simulations are fundamental tools not only for scientific research but also for education. They are frequently used as virtual laboratories to foster students’ understanding of the theoretical concepts that lie at the basis of the simulated systems. Recent research works in STEM education have started to explore the potential of simulations as future-oriented objects, to […]

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New languages for the quantum revolutions

This is a story about an event that happened not so long ago, which ripples are reaching further...Let's recap. Thursday, May 19 at the scientific “Liceo” A. Einstein in Rimini: the final event of a laboratory “Quantum Atelier” took place.  The project was born as a result of the PLS – Piano Lauree Scientifiche – […]

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Open your ears to listen to the sound of temperature rising

Soon it's going to be a year since we had the opportunity to listen and talk with Andri Magnusson, the Icelandic writer who has taken as a personal quest the protection of glaciers by employing a very simple yet powerful and deep tool: language and narratives. His last and most famous book, "On time and […]

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New publication based on FEDORA's research on policymaking

What is the understanding of policymakers about future-oriented skills in science education? Olga Ioannidou and Sibel Erduran, from the Department of Education at the University of Oxford and FEDORA partners, have just published a new paper that elaborates on this big question, based on stakeholders’ views about what these skills are and how they should be […]

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Emotions meet the second quantum revolution at school

The interdisciplinary, imaginative, future-oriented nature of the FEDORA project, together with its aim to develop new narratives for science education, were the issues that pushed us to bring together the second quantum revolution with one artistic expression. We proposed a creative writing workshop to a group of 14 upper secondary-school students. They were introduced to […]

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A collage for active hope

Talking about open schooling might seem easier than it actually is. These two words are not difficult ones, but when they come together they unfold a new world of possibilities, that oftentimes, we are not always ready or prepare to grasp.  That´s why events like this one, a one-day workshop at a science engagement conference, […]

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What are the central challenges for science and society of the future?

What key competencies will be needed for student to address these challenges? How can we integrate future-oriented skills into science education?  Ideas and conversations sparked around those three questions at the first official meeting of Oxford Open Schooling Network (OOSN), on November the 3rd 2021. The event was hosted by Dr. Alison Cullinane and Dr. […]

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No plan is an island – establishing the Helsinki Open Schooling Network

Themes of future, interdisciplinarity, languages and narratives in education were discussed at the first official Helsinki Open Schooling Network (HOSN) meeting, last September. Experts from different fields and backgrounds meet up and brainstormed lots of interesting ideas. Among those a special one emerged and was explored in depth: a science course module on the topic […]

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Italian open schooling network just begun its journey!

What’s an “open school”? What does it mean to open the school system to the world and vice versa what does it mean to bring the world into schools? What it needs to be “opened”? Buildings, activities, people, disciplines, schedules, programs? On November the 16th FEDORA invited people with very different backgrounds, skills and visions […]

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FEDORA, Future-oriented Science Education to enhance Responsibility and Engagement in the society of acceleration and uncertainty, is a 3-year EU-funded project. It started in September 2020 and will deploy its activities until August 2023. It gathers 6 partner institutions from 5 European countries.
FEDORA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 872841
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