Open Schooling

Toward a model for science education for the society of acceleration and uncertainty

led by University of Bologna, UNIBO, Italy

The first action, led by University of Helsinki concerns the development, implementation and revision of innovative teaching activities and materials aimed to develop inter-multi-transdisciplinary, linguistic/argumentative, imaginative thinking and future-scaffolding skills, to impact on young people engagement with future-oriented and science-related activities. The elaboration of the research-based “Model for science education for the society of acceleration and uncertainty” will have the form of guidelines articulated in three main sections:

(a) theoretical and pedagogical framework of the approach to science education;

(b) list of design and implementation principles aimed to operationalize the theoretical and pedagogical approaches into practical recommendations;

(c) case studies or examples taken from the implementations. The Model will be progressively fleshed out from the two rounds of implementation. WP4 is organized along three main stages, in accordance with the iterative nature of Design-Based Research methodology: materials’ design, first round implementation, phenomenological analysis of the outcomes, re- design, second round implementation and, again, fine-grained analysis of the outcomes.

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