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PLATON - Promoting innovative Learning Approaches for the Teaching of Natural Sciences PLATON aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachersΆ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on promoting student-centred teaching approaches as well as a holistic interdisciplinary approach for teaching science in schools based on innovative teaching methods like the ‘Big Ideas of Science’ while also fostering collaboration between teachers of different science disciplines.

EDU-ARCTIC is an EU-funded project focused on using Arctic research as a vehicle to strengthen science education curricula all across Europe. It aims to encourage students aged 13 to 20 to pursue further education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The EDU-ARCTIC project uses a mix of different tools to bring a fresh approach to teaching STEM subjects, including: online webinar lessons in virtual classrooms with polar scientists; a “citizen science” environmental monitoring programme; teacher trainings and workshops; online “Polarpedia” portal; a chance for students to win a trip to an Arctic research station!

IDiverSE -
Islands Diversity for Science Education Islands Diversity for Science aims to integrate science research in classrooms located in Islands across the world, through the Design Thinking methodology. By using a collaborative inquiry approach and an interdisciplinary pedagogical model that integrates art practices like personal geography, students will invest in research that is relevant to their local communities. The final outcome will be in the form of a science trail, open to the local community and visitors, where the major challenges and proposed solutions are presented in an interactive science tour.

Open Schools for Open Societies-
The Open Schools for Open Societies initiative aims to facilitate the transformation of schools into open, innovative and democratic ecosystems, acting as shared hubs of science learning and knowledge transfer and using as vehicles student-lead STEAM projects that address local and/or world challenges with an emphasis on social responsibility and change. OSOS offers an array of community building and content co-creation and delivery tools to students and teachers, as well as a set of designated science best practices, the OSOS Accelerators, that can be used and adapted for the purposes of student-lead school science projects focusing on local needs.

Go-Lab -

Go-Lab focuses on providing access to online, remote and virtual laboratories as well as scientific datasets in order to enrich the classroom experience in schools and also to facilitate the development of innovative science learning activities. The overall aim of the project is to offer students from 8 to 18 years old opportunities to use online virtual experimentations, remote laboratories and datasets, inspire them in conducting experiments by themselves and consequently deepen their understanding in sciences.


POLAR STAR aims to bring together state-of-the-art learning pedagogies and combine them with exciting activities that focus on contemporary science, thus helping teachers to introduce STEAM successfully in their class. At the same time the project will focus on the development of students’ key skills and competences as well as deepening their knowledge of fundamental science principles, increasing their appreciation of science and technology and their role in todays’ societies. POLAR STAR aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting the 'Science as a Whole' concept;
  • Promoting a holistic STEM educational approach;
  • Promote the introduction of contemporary science activities in schools;



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