Connecting Science Learning Outside The Classroom
ROLE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA SCIENCE
Science communication: research participant recruitment, data collection, mapping STEAM initiatives in Switzerland. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
Project lead at I4DS: Hanna Sathiapal
The project takes place at Raumschiff – the Maker-Space for Astronomy
Partners: international consortium around Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
EU project description
Keywords: science communication, STEAM, informal learning
This project focuses on science learning outside the classroom, mapping the field across Europe and evaluating a number of transdisciplinary programmes to design best principles for educators in this field. It will also examine individual learning ecologies to gain a better understanding of how learning in informal settings works. Target group: children and teenagers between 9 and 20 years.
PEOPLE @I4DS WHO WORK ON SySTEM2020
Ulrike von Groll
Science communicator, project coordinator
OPEN RESOURCES AND RESULTS
The SySTEM2020 Map
An interactive data visualisation through which you can explore science learning initiatives outside the classroom across Europe.
Astronomy Course for Kids
An experiment in long-term STEAM engagement at Raumschiff, the Maker-Space for Astronomy. Participants also contributed to a Europe-wide survey on extracurricular STEAM learning.
VISUALS AND AUDIO
Our introduction video for the SySTEM2020 team.
Making exoplanets: imagination, knowledge and crafting combined results in new questions.
Astronomy course participants test the telescopes they made themselves.