Parallel sessions IV

17. Out of school learning

17.1 Science Camps in Europe (T12), Susana Chaves

Abstract: The workshop will introduce the Science Camps international project and share its preliminary results. The project considers that Science Camps are one answer to young peoples' lack of interest in STEM, trying to engage them in scientific questions and helping them develop a positive attitude towards these fields. Not only the career decisions but also the development of scientific literacy are the main aims of these camps. All activities in the Science Camps are supported by ICT, making it not only the target, but also the vehicle to acquire scientific literacy.

17.2 Science on European School Radio (T57) Eftychia Touliou

Abstract: Nowadays, we all acknowledge that science in education needs a more social approach. In terms of socio-scientific issues targets, it is very important to involve people in discussions relating to science topics. A new media platform called European School Radio (ESR) has been created, where students from every cultural and national background broadcast on Web radio, share their opinions and conduct debates on specific topics and news.