FEDORA partners investigating students’ perceptions of the future, science, technology and agency

A lack of stable future horizons, caused by global crises and accelerating societal and technological development, obscure young people’s relationship with the future. At the same time, future-oriented transformative actions are needed more than ever. Science education has a significant potential to provide students with tools for connecting with, and finding agency within, their personal […]

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Recreating openness and innovation in science education

Cycles are part of life, and it resembles a circular path the fact that we are now, as researchers and science education professionals, seeking to get outside the classroom in pursuit of innovative ways for meaningful education.  Open schooling wants to reach beyond the walls of the classroom and its school, and create a beautiful entanglement […]

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Creating trading zones for boundary-crossing experiences

"...summoning up your memories one by one, your wolf will have become another wolf, your sister a different sister, your battle other battles, on your return from Euphemia,  the city where memory is traded at every solstice and every equinox." - Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities. When we designed the proposal and planned a study group […]

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Benchmarking expanding landscapes

  Although benchmarking is an expression that comes from the business world, scoping and signalising what the competition is doing and what level of development they are, its practice has gone beyond this area. Different disciplines use it as a way of mapping the beginning of a study or project.  In FEDORA, we see the […]

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What's up in FEDORA?

Bioinspiration informs biodesign...what ideas come to your mind if you would have to turn this plant and its droplets into a building or another object? As this idea-sparking picture, we are keen on looking at things through new lenses. Since our project launched, we've been busy working towards our scene-setting. On one hand, we are […]

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FEDORA's first team meeting: mobilising visionary attitudes towards open-schooling

In times where no face-to-face meetings are possible, engagement and motivated teamwork still are! An active and hard-working agenda was the tone for the two-day meeting where all 6 institutions gathered last October 29-30, 2020. Professor Olivia Levrini, the Project Coordinator from the University of Bologna, led several phases of the journey, which included formal […]

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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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