Network

The Urban inquiries project is a new initiative built on best practices from various projects, materials, platforms, tools and courses from various European  and international initiatives.

MATERIALS

  • SCIENCE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS – ENGAGE(2014-2017) also funded by EC is a platform, wich offers inquiry materials for active engagement in Science, Online Courses for educators and video library for projects . Its pedagogical approach is based on easy-to-use tools for responsible research and innovation to get students to reflect, interact and act in their inquiry activities.
  • HEALTH INNOVATIONS FOR CITIZENS – Xplore Health (2010 – 2012) is a European educational programme offering participative multimedia and hands-on resources with the aim of decreasing the gap between health research and education. The programme promotes inquiry-based science education (IBSE) and student interaction with different social actors so that students may become active citizens who promote RRI in the knowledge society. It is run through the internet, schools, research centres and science museums.

COURSES OPEN SCIENCE FOR INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

  • OPEN SCIENCE COURSE  FOSTER: is an e-learning platform that brings together the best training resources for those who need to know more about Open Science, or who need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows. Here you will find a growing collection of training materials to meet the needs of many different users, from early-career researchers  to data managers, librarians, funders, and graduate schools.
  • PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS AND INQUIRY SKILLS FOR RRI COURSE ENGAGING SCIENCE (2014-2017) is part of the ENGAGE project aims to (1) Address contemporary science issues and applications relevant to students,  (2) Develop beliefs, knowledge and classroom practice for ‘RRI’ and (3) Expand their online community built around science-in-the-news and curriculum materials

PLATFORMS

  • weSPOT (2013-2015) funded by the European Commission (EC) is a working environment with social personal open technologies for developing co-inquiry projects. Its pedagogical approach focuses on a flexible inquiry model that can be personalised to students’ needs.
  • MK:Smart, partly funded by HEFCE, aims to support smart city technologies in the areas of energy, water and transport. The educational approach of MK:Smart is to bring smart city data skills into the classroom to learners between the ages of 8-18. Tasks are designed to teach skills in a practical context of addressing a particular urban challenge around energy, water or transport.
  • nQuire: is a  citizen inquiry  platform  funded by Nominet trust. It combines aspects from Citizen Science and Inquiry-Based Learning. Its aim is to assist citizens in conducting their own science investigations, enhance the social investigation aspect and promote scientific thinking and exploration of the world.