WP2 Institutional Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer
Description of work
Widening knowledge and understanding about new research directions e.g. climate change, nanotechnology,
Building the network between scientists (research in science) and (research in education).
Building the network between industry and research in education towards promoting life skills (UH practices).
Building the network/service system between universities, science centres and schools (2-way knowledge transfer).
Strengthening the network between international professional (science related) societies (IUPAC, RRSC, etc.) and science education research associations (ESERA, EARLI, ERIDOB; ECRICE, EUROVARIETY, etc.).
UT “job shadow” staff visits to WEIZ, UH (to science laboratories, especially for educational staff; for scientists involved in education school visits, participation in teacher training events)
2-3 days of individual observation of experts’ work followed by discussions and interaction, if possible fulfilling/supporting regular tasks of the expert
UT Industry visits (ā 5 days) to partner countries: meeting with industry staff development leaders in partner countries to learn about competencies needed in industrial settings – seminars organised by partner institutions
Best practices introduced by partners during the Research seminars in Estonia; open for a wider specialised audience of circa 20 persons (in correlation with WP3)
Within the framework of the planned Researcher visits to WEIZ, UH (ā 4 days), visit schools in partner countries, complemented by school visits in Estonia, to reflect/understand the education background (theories, teaching approaches), use of and creating new teaching supports, assessment (assessing competence, school-based assessment advances, e.g. use of mobile phones to collect/store/transfer data), promotion of teaching approaches (4-stage model), developing teaching models (by teacher, by students as an assessment exercise)