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									  “It is crucially important for
 Europe that its young people
should acquire proficiency and
     knowledge in science”.
                                   Jan Figel
                    European Commissioner for
         Education, Training, Culture and Youth
There is insufficient interest among young
people across Europe in studying maths,               In many
science and technology to meet the future skills     countries,
needs of European industry and society.            girls seem to
                                                   dislike school
                                                      science

Europe’s competitiveness is at stake


Everyday life - science everywhere


Science tackling global issues

                                                                          In many
                                                                       industrialised
                                                                    countries, science is
                                                                     less popular than
                                                                       other subjects




                                                                          Girls        Boys
                                       Treat Animals
                                       Design Bridges
                                       Invent new drugs
                                       Develop beauty products
                                        Innovate sports equipment
                                       Create new computer systems
Europe’s competitiveness is at stake
                                       Operate mobile phone networks
                                        Make entertainment programmes
Everyday life - science everywhere
                                       Investigate engineering failures
                                       Plan health & safety regimes
Science tackling global issues
                                       Develop new types of food
                                       Predict the weather
                                       Build places to live
                                       Manage traffic                     The role and
                                        Beat crime               influence of science,
                                                         technology and engineering
                                                    in everyday life is increasing and
                                                placing greater demands for science
                                       skills and science literacy in the marketplace
                                                                 Healthcare

                                                          Eradicate disease
                                       Provide food for a growing population


                                                                               Science is central to
                                                                               tackling today’s and
Europe’s competitiveness is at stake                                           tomorrow’s global
                                                                               issues
Everyday life - science everywhere

                                                                               Our most talented
Science tackling global issues                                                 young people should
                                                                               be engaged with these
                                                                               challenges



                                               Develop new energy sources

                                                    Protect the environment

                                                           Invent the future
                                                                                      The demands of the curriculum
                                                                                      often mean teachers must teach
                                                                                      subjects for which they do not
More could be achieved through collaboration
                                                                                      hold higher qualifications or in
across industry and through integration with
                                                                                      which they do not have high
initiatives led by government.
                                                                                      levels of knowledge or passion.




The challenge in the classroom
                                                                                                           Biology


Industry’s unique ability to contribute
                                                                                                       Chemistry
                                                                                                       Chemistry

More impact through collaboration
                                                                                                 Physics
                                                                                                             Maths
                                               “There is insufficient
                                               promotion of the career-
                                               value of science in general
                                               or opportunities to show its
                                               relevance to the world of
                                               work.”
                                                             Choosing Science at 16
                                          Encouraging careers in science or those which require scientific
                                            awareness to work in increasingly technological industries




The challenge in the classroom

                                                                               Industry is well placed
                                                                               to bring to life the
Industry’s unique ability to contribute
                                                                               everyday application
                                                                               of science
More impact through collaboration

                                                Scientists and
                                                  engineers in
                                            industry can serve
                                            as role models to
                                             young people and
                                           excite their interest
                  ABB
                  AEDE
                  BiTC (CSR organisation)
                  Business In the Community
                  Ciência Viva                                                                      1. Present available resources
                  Cisco                                                                             in a more complete and
                  CSR Europe                                                                        coherent way.
                  CSR Sweden
                  DGIDC Ministério Educação
                  ENEL
                  ENI                                                                               2. Complementary
                  Ericsson                                                                          communication of available
                  EU Schoolnet                                                                      resources.
                  European Commission DG Education & Culture
The challenge in the classroom
                  FECYT
                  Forética
                  IBM                                                                               3. Develop joint activities which
                  ability
Industry’s unique Intel to contribute                                                               maximise the impact of each
                  JetNet                                                                            organisation’s efforts, e.g.
                  Montepio
                  Novartis
                                                                                                    National Science Weeks.
More impact through collaboration
                  Pavilhão do Conhecimento
                  Pfizer
                  resPACT (CSR organisation)                                                        4. Provide a focal point for
                  RSE Portugal                                                                      industry co-ordination,
                  Scandinavian Airlines
                  Science Centre
                                                                                                    enhancing industry’s
                  Siemens                                                                           contribution to government-led
                  Sodalitas (CSR organisation                                                       initiatives.
                  Solvay
                  STEMNET
                  STEPS to Engineering                                Ministries of Education and the
                  The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries   European Commission Directorate-
                  Unilever                                            General for Education and Culture are
                  Vattenfall
                                                                      also part of Science In Schools
                  Volkswagen
                  Volvo
Priorities for Science In Schools include
developing country level networks of key
organisations, teacher professional
development and developing interest amongst
younger students and girls.
                                                                                                                 Country networks are
                                                                                                                 established in 10
Country networks                                                                                                 European
                                                                                                                 countries

Focus priorities for Science In Schools


Examples of activities


                                                       Science In Schools Country Networks
                                                       Science In Schools Country Networks under consideration




                                              A European Steering
                                              Group encourages network
                                              growth and sharing of good practice
                                          Support for
                                           Teachers


                                            Younger
                                            students
Country networks



Focus priorities for Science In Schools
                                                Girls

Examples of activities
                                             National Science /
                                                  Engineering
                                                        Weeks


                                          Cataloguing existing
                                            Industry Education
                                                    Resources
Country networks

                                             Cross-Promotion
Focus priorities for Science In Schools          of Education
                                                   Resources

Examples of activities
                                                  Podcasts for
                                                     Teachers


                                                    Sustained
                                                      support
                                                     for local
                                                      schools
                                                    Expanding the
Science In Schools will build upon successes and
                                                         network
examples across Europe. It will continue to
recruit new organisations and increase the
number of countries involved. It will capture all
this experience in a toolbox which is publicly
available.                                               Increase
                                                      programme
                                                           activity
Plans for 2009 and beyond


Expanding the network - member benefits

                                                       Strengthen
Sharing good practice                                      sharing
                                                          of ideas
                                                     Join the


                                                                           network
Plans for 2009 and beyond                 Members Welcome!
                                           Companies
Expanding the network - member benefits    Education stakeholders

Sharing good practice
                                           Industry and professional associations

                                          Benefits
                                           More channels for existing resources to
                                           make a difference for teachers and students
                                           Greater return on investment in educational
                                           resources
                                           Greater leadership visibility
                  Sharing Experience - The Science
                  in Schools Toolbox
                                          Promotional materials and key presentations
                                            o Explanatory flyer
                                            o Science In Schools brochure and presentation


                                          Country Networks, plans and information
                                           o Participating organisations, plans, updates and news for countries.


                                          ‘How to’ guides
                                          (1) Country networks
                                            o Role, organisation and set-up
Plans for 2009 and beyond                   o Models of collaboration
                                            o Tool to guide country stakeholder mapping
                                            o Suggested activities for country networks

Expanding the network - member benefits   (2) Developing a catalogue of industry-developed science education resources
                                            o Listing and examples of country and other catalogues / educational
                                                resources
                                            o Guidance on information taxonomy
Sharing good practice
                                          (3) Industry-developed podcasts for teacher professional development
                                            o Purpose, overview and guidance
                                            o Listing of industry-developed podcasts

                                          (4) Promotion of Science In Schools through National Science Weeks or eWeek
                                            o Guidance notes


                                          Specific examples of collaborative action
                                           o Stories and examples to help share practice


                                          Reference information / research reports


                                          www.csreurope.org/toolbox/scienceinschools
   Contact points for more information


Science In Schools Toolbox
www.csreurope.org/toolbox/scienceinschools

Contacts for more information
Laboratory Leader: Celia Moore, IBM.
Celia_moore@uk.ibm.com
Laboratory Facilitator: Ben Davies, CSR Europe.
bd@csreurope.org
Country contact details available from the web-site above

								
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