About Scientix

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.

teachers:

  • Browse through the Scientix resources repository and find inspiration for your classes
  • Get involved in European STEM education projects via our matching tool
  • Participate in the national and European workshops and professional development courses
  • Register for the 2nd Scientix conference to be held to be held 24 – 26th October 2014 in Brussels
  • Participate in online training, webinars or communities of practice

Researchers / project managers:

  • Find teachers or schools to collaborate with in the Scientix public profiles directory
  • Browse through the project reports library
  • Participate in the Scientix networking events for STEM education projects
  • Co-organize an event with Scientix, increasing your dissemination and participants
  • Present your project at the 2nd Scientix conference to be held 24 – 26th October 2014 in Brussels

Policy makers:

  • Get information about national strategies on STEM education
  • Keep up-to-date with the state-of-play in STEM education research and practice via the Scientix observatory
  • Get in touch with the STEM education community at the 2nd Scientix conference to be held 24 – 26th October 2014 in Brussels

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.

If you need more information, contact either the Scientix National Contact Point in your country or the Scientix central office at European Schoolnet.

Publications

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