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* MASS (dutch)



  • Motivate and Attract Students to Science
  • Dutch partner: SME Advies
  • Period Oct 2013 – oct 2016
  • Identify and disseminate best practises in the use of attractive and effective tools and methods of teaching science at the classroom level.


  • website, october 2014

Sharing best practices in the use of attractive and effective tools and methods of science education to make teaching science more relevant and accessible to students, with the focus on sustainable development.

We want to increase the number of educators who will be confident and successful in teaching science topics in the sense that they will make them more relevant and accessible to students. We identified three major challenges which will stimulate the progress in teaching science attractively and effectively. These shape areas for the work of three working groups which will collect, analyse and transfer the best practices throughout the project.

  1. Science through digital learning. Majority of today´s generation of learners use digital devices, internet applications or social media on daily basis, mostly for communication and entertainment. The project will share experience on how using such tools and media can link students to science and make science education more meaningful.
  2. Early Inquiry. Inquiry has proven to be an effective method to attract children to science and increase their learning, especially in young age. We will analyze barriers of using inquiry-based methods at schools and show successful incorporation of these methods to the science classroom practice, with the special focus on primary schools learners.
  3. Low Achievers in Science. Science is a setting where we learn important lessons about real world; that is why it must be delivered to every child. We will collect, pilot, adapt and share practices that deal with attracting low achievers to science and help them develop some of the key competences that are basic-life skills at the same time.

The project outcomes will comprise of studies, best practices, training modules and hands-on lessons which will be developed in all three of the above mentioned areas and broadly distributed and shared through conferences, media and networking both on international level and on national level in all of the participating countries.

Working with the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Office, the eight countries received a 450,000 Euro award for their proposal entitled "MASS: Motivate and Attract Students to Science." Participating GLOBE countries will share best practices in science teaching--including GLOBE practices--across the Europe region.

Coalition: Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Republic of Latvia, the Netherlands and Poland.


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