Welcome to FEDORA

Regenerating the ecosystem of science learning by developing a future-oriented model to enable creative thinking, foresight and active hope as skills needed in formal and informal science education.
OUR AIMS and ambitions

FEDORA will develop a future-oriented model to enable creative thinking, foresight and active hope as skills needed in formal and informal science education.

But what does "future-oriented" mean?
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Which will be our starting point?
FEDORA recognizes three misalignments.

They are true dissonances that can be brought into a nicer piece! We see a clash between, on one hand, the vertical and hyper- specialized organization of teaching in disciplines and, on the other, the inter-multi-transdisciplinary, character of innovation, and the efforts to make research and science an open and collaborative space. We see a second mismatch between the formalized and exclusive languages used in schools and the needs for new languages to enhance imagination and the capacity to talk about the contemporary challenges and last, but not least, we identify a discrepancy between the a-temporal or historically oriented teaching approaches and the need to support the young to construct visions of the future that empower actions in the present.

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A closer look into our Round Table on Proactive anticipatory policies

Andrea Troncoso, formicablu, Italy
A closer look into our Round Table on Proactive anticipatory policies With the participation of more than 50 researchers, professionals and students, the roundtable organised by FEDORA last Thursday 3 November at the University of Bologna conveyed a myriad of reflections through the contributions of its 4 keynote speakers and the conversations sparked during the […]

FEDORA's Learning Briefs

Andrea Troncoso, formicablu, Italy
FEDORA's work on the blind spots in science education has been summarised in these Learning Briefs, which present the work on Interdisciplinarity (WP1), New Languages (WP2) and Futurisation (WP3). They show the issue addressed, the framework showing the underlying principles and the working flow and recommendations. You can download them here: Learning brief on Interdisciplinarity […]

Registration is open! “Proactive anticipatory policies on science education and sustainability”, a policy-oriented roundtable

Eleonora Barelli, University of Bologna, Italy
The FEDORA partnership is inviting all professionals and researchers interested to the policy-oriented roundtable entitled “Proactive anticipatory policies on science education and sustainability” that will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at 4 p.m. Aula Prodi, Piazza di San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna. The roundtable will be chaired by Dr Antti Laherto from the University […]
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How are we going to make it? We will shed a light into these blind spots by combining the skills of our team and at the same time, by exploring what is currently happening in the different layers that interact in science education. We will dig into the culture, into the conceptual paradigms and how institutions face the present and future in our field. Multiform sets of research methodologies will be put in place, in order to feed anticipatory polices that will mobilize visionary attitudes, sustainable and creative participation in science-related societal issues.
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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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