Working Group Science Education



The ALLEA working group on Science Education functions at the same time as the European council of the science education programme of IAP (InterAcademy Panel, the global network of science academies). Nowadays science often has a poor image in European societies and a shortage of manpower in scientific and technical jobs can happen. One reason for this negative situation is the poor pedagogical quality (or even absence) of science education at the pre-university level, especially primary and lower secondary. Thus the group is presently engaged in fostering science education and improving its quality. The pilot projects funded during the last decade by the European Commission has demonstrated how efficient is the new pedagogy called inquiry-based science education to renew science education at low child ages. To make the renewal sustainable, the challenge is now to adequately train the very large number of science school teachers. Given that the European subsidiarity principle is applicable in matters of education, the working group is now focusing on the means to raise the awareness of politicians about the importance of this matter. We think that Academies can play an important role for this sake, but also in alliance with other bodies, in particular industrial corporates.
 


12/13 October 2015: International AEMASE II Conference on Science Education, Dakar, Senegal

ALLEA publications and background documents


AEMASE Conference on Science
Education - Conference Report |  Primer  
                                                                                                    

AEMASE Conference on Science Education - Conference Report


ALLEA-RIA report Academia-Industry
Alliance: Joint efforts in Science                  Education

ALLEA report A renewal of
science education in Europe.
Views and Actions of National Academies


Executive summary of the report
A renewal of science education in Europe.
Views and Actions of National Academies



For more background information on the topic of Science Education please click here.

Core Group Members


Maija Katariina Aksela - Council of Finnish Academies
Gerd Bergman - External Expert, Sweden
Benö Csapó - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Carl Figdor - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Odile Macchi (immediate past chair) - Académie des Sciences - l’Institut de France
Petra Skiebe-Corrette- External Expert, Freie Universität Berlin 
Giancarlo Vecchio (Chair) - The National Academy of the Lincei

Other Members

Pierre Léna (Honorary Chair) - Académie des Sciences - Institut de France  
Nils Andersen - Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Ruth Arnon - Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Geoffrey Boulton - The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Laurence Constantini - Fondation La main ŕ la pậte (external)
Maria Duca - Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Florin G. Filip - Romanian Academy
Athanasis Fokas - Academy of Athens
Maksym Galchenko/Stanislav Dovgiy - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (alternate)
Salih Gashi -Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Kosovo
Rosalind Mist - The Royal Society (UK)
Ingolf Hertel/Randolf Menzel- Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities (alternate)
Lena Kjellén - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Andrej Kranjc - Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Guiseppe Macino - The National Academy of the Lincei
Cliona Murphy - The Royal Irish Academy
Sřeren Peter Olesen - Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
József Pálinkás - Hungarian Academy of Sciences (alternate)
Miljenko Peric/Milosav Marjanovic/Stevan Jokic - Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Bernhard Plunger - Austrian Academy of Sciences
Stanko Popović - Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Dukagjin Pupovci - Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts
Gerhard Schaefer - German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Svein Sjoberg - Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Perko Vukotic - Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
Jan Zima / Jaroslav Pánek - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (alternates)

Pending nomination by the Turkish Academy of Sciences


Meetings

2016 March
16 March 2016: ALLEA Working Group Meeting, Skype

2015 November
19/20 November 2015: ALLEA Working Group Meeting, Budapest
Programme

2015 October
12/13 October 2015: International AEMASE II Conference on Science Education, Dakar, Senegal

2014 December

18 December 2014: AEMASE Network Meeting, Paris
17 December 2014: ALLEA Working Group Meeting, Paris

2014 May
19/20 May 2014: International AEMASE Conference on Science Education, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Programme

2013 November

20/21 November 2013: Open Session on "Industry-school-Academy alliance: Joint efforts in science education, The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

2012 December
10 December 2012: Meeting of the Core Group, The National Academy of the Lincei, Rome

2012 June
1 June 2012: ALLEA Working Group Meeting, Helsinki
Programme

30 May - 1 June 2012: International conference on Inquiry-Based Science Education
IAP / ALLEA / Finnish Academy of Science and Letters/ LUMA Centre, Helsinki
Announcement
Programme
Practical information

2012 January
23 January 2012: Meeting of the Core Group (also: meeting with BEPA, President Barroso’s Bureau of European Policy Advisors), Brussels
programme

2011 November
Meeting of the expanded Core Group with the Fibonacci network, Académie des Sciences (Institut de France), 4 November 2011, Paris

2011 June
ALLEA Working Group meeting, Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels (BE)
programme

2011 February
Meeting of Core Group with President Barroso’s Bureau of European Policy Advisors
Programme

2010 October
29 October 2010: ALLEA Working Group on Science Education - working meeting, National Science Learning Centre, York (UK)
 draft programme

27-29 October 2010: InterAcademy Panel on International Issues Conference: Taking IBSE into Secondary Schools, National Science Learning Centre, York (UK)
 Conference brochure

2010 September
Meeting of Core Group with Bureau of European Policy Advisors and DGs Research and Education & Culture

2010 April
ALLEA General Assembly Conference: Learning: from apprenticeship to wisdom, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
programme
Please click here for the presentations of the conference

2009 June

ALLEA Working Group on Science Education - Launch meeting, Académie des Sciences (Institut de France), Paris
programme
workshop documentation



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