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 Design Principles Toolkit for STEAM activities
- Make it matter
- Make it accessible
- Create pathways
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.