The GRID project aims to compile an inventory, to analyse and, where possible, provide details of experiments and validate the methods, techniques and good practices for improvement of science teaching at school. In a second step, it aims to disseminate this information at European level through all the relevant means (conferences, seminars, workshops, publications, web sites). The objectives of the network thus created are to:
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- Inventory national policies by creating a compendium of the various policies implemented in the current and future member states of the European Union (Analytical reports, recommendations, action plans...), including a comparative analysis of all the reports.
- Identify local innovations under development, through a catalogue of all the innovative examples of good practice implemented in current and future member states of the European Union.
- Choose a limited number of innovations under development and capitalise on them by organising seminars, gathering decision makers and schools together, in order to enhance the exchange of good practices and to identify some methods which could be disseminated on a large scale.
- Contribute to the writing of a memorandum on the obstacles hindering the upgrading of science teaching at school. The memorandum will be based upon earlier work and the two surveys concerning policies on the one hand and a sample of European schools on the other hand.
- Implement dissemination actions on a large scale.
GRID (Growing Interest in the Development of Teaching Science) is a project funded by the European Commission within the Socrates Programme.
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