LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME Centralized / Comenius Multilateral Projects / EAC/49/2010 (European Council, EACEA)
- Project start date: 01/11/2011
- Project duration: 24 months
- Coordinated by: Elhuyar Foundation
- Participants: University of Zaragoza (Spain), St Mary’s University College Belfast (UK), Steinbeis R+D Centre (Germany), Phaenovum (Germany), and the National College Nicolae Titulescu (Romania)
- Collaborators: 12 schools in Germany, Romania, the Basque Country and Northern Ireland plus various R+D Centres
The economy of Europe has resorted to the ambits of science and technology, and right now skills in science and technology are an indispensable requirement for the future development of our economy and our society.
The STIMULA project aims to motivate youngsters between 12 and 18 and encourage them to take up science and technology subjects. Innovative education methodologies will be developed for this purpose and will focus on bridging the gap between the employment sphere (university and R+D centres) and schools.
Innovative initiatives will be designed, implemented and evaluated throughout the project. For this purpose, the views of the students will be taken into consideration by means of a perception survey. On the basis of the conclusions drawn from the survey, an exclusive training scheme will be run for the teachers; schools and organisations in the field of science and technology will work together, and initiatives transcending the curriculum will be proposed. Finally, all these initiatives will be assessed.