Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals.
In its first stage (2009-2012), the project built an online portal to collect and present European STEM education projects and their results, and organised several teacher workshops. The main networking event was the Scientix conference, held in May 2011 in Brussels.
The goal of the second phase (2013 – 2015) is to expand to the national level. Through the network of the National Contact Points (NCPs), Scientix aims to reach out to national teacher communities, and contribute to the development of national strategies for wider uptake of inquiry-based and other innovative approaches to science and maths education.
How can you benefit from Scientix?
The main stakeholders of Scientix are teachers, researchers and project managers in STEM education, and policymakers. Each of these groups can benefit from Scientix activities and events.
Researchers / project managers:
Originally an initiative of the European Commission, Scientix is managed by European Schoolnet (EUN) under the European Union’s 7thFramework Programme. EUN is a consortium of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe. Since its founding in 1997, it has become one of the key organisations in driving innovation in teaching and learning, and fostering pan-European collaboration of schools and teachers. It is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Gérard, E., Snellmann, J., Menapace, M. (editor), Gras-Velázquez, À. (editor) 2011, Scientix. The Community for science education in Europe, European Commission, Research and Innovation DG, 2011. Download