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News


15 February 2011

Testimonials

The Testimonials section has now been activated. It contains the feedbacks and comments provided by science and chemistry teachers as well as by adults who tested and used the Chemistry Is All Around Us portal.

20 January 2011

Final Evaluation

Science and chemistry teachers as well as adults are currently evaluating the Chemistry Is All Around Us portal. Their feedbacks will be collected in the Testimonials section of the Portal. An Evaluation Report will also be produced summarizing, analyzing and commenting the end users evaluations.

15 January 2011

Third Partners’ Meeting

The third partners’ meeting will be held on 31 January 2011 at the site of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Genoa (IT). The partnership will analyze and discuss the results reached during the project period. A specific attention will be dedicated to the identification of strategies for the project’s exploitation. Financial and administrative rules will be reviewed and to a check of the expenditures made will be carried out.

15 December 2010

International Conference on the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects

The international conference on the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects will take place at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genoa on 1 February 2011. The Conference will present the results of the Chemistry Is All Around Us project. Each of the project partners’ representatives as well as experts on teaching and learning of scientific subjects – and of chemistry in particular - will give a speech at the conference. More information about the conference can be asked to the project coordinator, Prof. Marilena Carnasciali at [email protected]

25 November 2010

Involvement of scientific organizations as associated partners of the project

A number of organizations interested in the topic of the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects and of chemistry in particular is currently being officially involved in the project as associated partners. The associated partners are actively contributing to the spreading of information about the project with their target groups. The information about the associated partners involved is accessible on the project portal at the Associated Partners section.

18 October 2010

On Line Learning Packages are being produced

The Training Packages on different aspects of Chemistry are currently being produced. The training packages are developed to be addressed to students and teachers of chemistry at secondary school level. The approach adopted in the presentation of the selected topics is very practical demonstrating that chemistry really is all around us. The six topics of the training package are: Chemistry in Everyday life, Chemistry at Home, Chemistry and Environment, Chemistry and Art, Chemistry in Science Fiction, Materials for Special Uses. The On Line Learning Packages produced will be available on the project portal in December 2010.

30 September 2010

Strategy for the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects

A document summarizing the project’s partnership’s contribution to the development of a strategy for the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects has been created. The Strategy identified is presented on the project portal under the section Strategy

20 September 2010

Final Version of the Transnational Report

All project partners contributed to the creation of the final version of the Transnational Report on Challenges and Opportunities in the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects. The Report has been uploaded on the project portal under the section Transnational Report

28 August 2010

Second Partners’ Meeting

The second partners’ meeting will be held on 6 – 7 September 2010. It will take place in Berlin (DE) at the site of DAA. The project partners will analyze and review the activities carried out so far as well as the results reached. Also the future project activities will be planned in details focusing in particular on the development of the educational package that will have to be available at the end of the year. The meeting will also be dedicated to a revision of the financial and administrative rules and to the check of the expenditures made so far.

30 July 2010

Preparation of the Transnational Report

A comparative analysis of the five national reports produced is being carried out for the production of the Transnational Report on Challenges and Opportunities in the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects. The Transnational Report will be presented and discussed jointly by the project partnership during the next project meeting in September.

20 July 2010

National Reports on Challenges and Opportunities in the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects

The 5 National Reports on Challenges and Opportunities in the Promotion of Lifelong Learning of Scientific Subjects are now available on the Chemistry is All Around Us Portal at the Reports section. The national reports are based on the result of the studies and activities carried out so far.

30 June 2010

Case Studies on barriers to the learning of scientific subjects now available

A total of 100 case studies related to the identification of the main barriers to the study of scientific subjects is now available under the Reports – Case Studies section of this portal. The case studies are based on the results and analysis of the interviews carried out with science teachers and adult learners.

5 June 2010

Interviews with teachers of scientific subjects and with adult learners

The project partners are currently interviewing teachers of scientific subjects in order to identify which are, according to them, the main barriers and difficulties to the study of their subjects. Also, adult learners are being interviewed to find out why they decided not to continue studying scientific subjects. The school teachers to be interviewed are chosen among secondary schools chemistry and science teachers; adult learners are chosen among those involved in adult education.

15 May 2010

Database of Documents and Strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects

The database of documents and strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects is now available on this portal in the Database section. A total of 175 reviews of documents concerning lifelong learning policies in scientific subjects is now available. Also, a total of 75 reviews of strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning in scientific subjects is available.

20 April 2010

Identification of National Policies and Strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects

The project partners are currently reviewing which are the main barriers to the promotion of lifelong learning of scientific subjects . They are also identifying national policies and strategies aiming at the promotion of continuous learning of scientific subjects as well as documents published in the field. The information collected and reviewed will be uploaded on this portal in the Database section.

15th - 16th March 2010

First Project Partners Meeting

The project kick off meeting will take place in Genoa (IT) on 15th - 16th March 2010. The aim of the first meeting will be to inform all partners of the project objectives, activities to be carried out and expected results. The formats to be used to carry out each of the project's activities will also be presented and discussed with all partners so as to be jointly adopted. The meeting will also be an opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and get all information about each other's expertise and experience.