Scientific education and European citizenship. Suggestions and results from the European project SEDEC

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Two concepts seemingly distant from each other, scientific education and European citizenship, have been the basis for "SEDEC - Science Education for the Development of European Citizenship", a European project funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Socrates/Comenius programme, aiming at producing training material addressed to European teachers. Started in autumn 2005, the project will end in 2008 with an in-service training course for European teachers and educators.

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20 September 2007

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20/09/2007

In the course of the last decade the European debate on the concept of citizenship has shown that a definition of this concept in strictly legal and jurisprudence terms is reductive.

20/09/2007

The idea to link European citizenship and science education is surely new and uncommon in Poland, but we think, as SEDEC project, that can enrich both the panorama of science popularization outside

20/09/2007

The first step of the SEDEC project has been a survey on teachers and pupils perception of science, scientists, and the European dimension of science.

20/09/2007

IUFM is a centre for the in-service training of teachers and the development of didactic research.

20/09/2007

The first step of the SEDEC project has been a survey on teachers and pupils perception of science, scientists, and the European dimension of science.

20/09/2007

To design teaching materials starting from the subject matter in Science field, from the contents of textbooks or by studying the syllabuses are regular practices within schools.

20/09/2007

If one of aims of science today is to respond to the real needs of society, it must find a new way to communicate with people and to be acquainted with their opinions and knowledge.