European Co-construction of a Science Webcomics Series : "Bombastics"

Project Details

Description

Science education in Europe is struggling with multiple challenges. This project aims to address the following issues: a)
address the reported problem of lack of interest in the STEM areas by European students, b) strengthen the link between
research and teaching through an innovative way, namely using science comics, c) Include environmental issues as a
transversal topic in science education capable of harness the youth interest and motivation about climate change, energy
and biodiversity, to increase their interest in STEM areas, and d) reinforce and enlarge an existing network of artists,
teachers, science education researchers and researchers in science in order to achieve a sustained and lasting
cooperation able to develop ready to use high quality materials for teachers. A major international effort has been devoted
to the production of resources about environmental issues in recent years. Most of these projects focus on education
about their impacts and the actions needed to mitigate and adapt to it. In addition to these essential approaches, our
project aims to develop teaching resources that focus on the scientific foundations at the heart of those issues. The belief
under this intention is that understanding the conceptual bases of climate, energy and biodiversity is a fundamental key to
citizen education. The dissemination of a rigorous scientific knowledge (integrating natural sciences as well as human
and social sciences) allows students to build confidence in the discourse of scientists, develop critical thinking skills, and
encourage them to act at different levels (individual, school or community) to meet the challenges that our societies are
facing. This project aims at providing science teachers with original and motivating teaching resources about big ideas in
science, in particular about climate, energy and biodiversity. The need for resources about those topics comes from the
fact they have been introduced or reinforced in the european science curricula very recently. This common context
motivates the realization of our project at the transnational level, so that the produced educational resources will be useful
to the whole European teaching community.
Short titleECOSCOMICS
AcronymECOSCOMICS
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/02/2231/01/25

Collaborative partners

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Fondation pour l'Education à la Science dans le sillage de La main à la pâte
  • Stimuli - Association Sciences BD Education (lead)
  • Zespół Szkół Urszulańskich w Poznaniu
  • Université de Paris
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
  • Instituto Politecnico de Lisboa
  • FCiências.ID - Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências
  • Instituto De Estudos Superiores de Fafe

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