Large Scale Experimentation Scenarios to Mainstream eLearning in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools.
The main aim of the Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project is to support:
- the implementation of the ‘Digital Agenda for Europe‘ and in particular Action 68 ‘Mainstream eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training‘ and
- the wide adoption of the recommendations of the Rocard Report ‘A new Pedagogy for the Future of Europe‘ (Rocard et al., 2007), that sets the basics for the introduction of the Inquiry Based approach in the science curricula of the Member States
To do so ISE will design, plan and implement large‐scale pilots to stimulate and evaluate innovative use of existing eLearning tools and resources for scientific disciplines and technology, enhancing science learning in 5,000 primary and secondary schools in 15 European Counties. The project will advance from initial ‘demonstrators’ of the mapped technologies, to the Large Scale Pilots, fostering multi‐stakeholder partnership to leverage commitment and to support practitioner‐led innovation.
TIHR contribution to this project will mainly be in development of the evaluation and validation frameworks with a specific focus on learning lessons to support the pilot mainstreaming, through a participatory evaluation design which includes a socio technical consultation.
The ISE project is led by INTRASOFT International.