Background of the Project
EU-report on science education for responsible citizenship and the Paris declaration recommend teaching all students for our better future. In Georgia, the Philippines, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, a large number of young people do not meet basic requirements in science. In international assessments of science performance all three countries scored very low. One great challenge for science education in Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Philippines are the countries’ plurality of languages and cultures. While the education system in Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, underwent major changes after the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent conflicts in power relations, colonialism has left its imprint on the Philippine educational system. Science education in all three countries takes place amidst political and ethnic differences divides that translate into linguistic heterogeneity and cultural diversity.
Building a transnational network of university science teacher educators in which evidence for the effectiveness of new approaches to science teaching and learning will be shared and discussed in order to implement only the most effective and efficient measures.
Goals of the Project
Improving the level of competencies in HEI in partner countries by professionalization and development of university science teacher educators regarding diversity in science classes (focus on language and culture).
Teacher educators, in turn, will share their knowledge and skills with in-service and pre-service science teachers, and thereby contribute to a more inclusive and higher quality science teaching.