KidsINNscience – innovation in school education, turning kids on to science
KidsINNscience aims to identify and promote innovative approaches for teaching and learning science and adapt them for implementation in schools
The project develops innovation strategies for science and technology (S&T) education in all participating countries.
This extensive piece of research has been carried out by LSBU's Centre for Educational Research.
KidsINNscience is a research project involving 10 partners drawn from across Europe and Latin America. It aims to identify and promote innovative approaches for teaching and learning science, adapt and test them for implementation in mainstream schools and develop innovation strategies for science and technology (S&T) education in all participating countries.
It involves the collection of about 80 practices where there have been some key aspects of innovation in science education, such as inquiry based learning or gender aspects and cultural diversity have been sourced and described as part of the project. From the research a selection of these innovative practices in science education are being adapted for wider circulation.
Adapted innovative practices form the basis material of field trials which are a core part of the project. Adapted innovations are tested in selected schools and/or training courses in each of the participating countries. Download a report on Adaptations of Innovative Practices in Science Education
LSBU's Centre for Education and School Partnerships in our School of Law and Social Sciences has played a key role in the project. The KidsINNscience team members at LSBU are Senior Lecturers John Meadows and Chris Horner.
Read more about the project on the kidsINNscience website.