ingenious-science.eu The inGenious initiative inGenious is the European Coordinating Body (ECB) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Education. A significant initiative partially funded by European Commission FP7 Science in Society programme targeting STEM education Budget of € 8.3 M – 50% EC funding and 50% industry partners
ingenious-science.eu Aims of inGenious To reinforce the link between school – industry collaboration by coordinating and build upon existing school and industry partnerships in the area of STEM education To reinforce young European’s interest in STEM education and careers.
ingenious-science.eu Objectives Increase the links between STEM education and careers by involving up to 1500 classrooms across 15 European countries Test and evaluate innovative approaches and practices targeting primary and secondary school teachers and students in STEM education.
ingenious-science.eu Multi-stakeholder initiative Initiative coordinated by together with: 25 Beneficiary Partners 20 Associate Partners A total of 46 partners
ingenious-science.eu Profile of Partners Ministries of Education Industry National Platforms Universities Science Museums
ingenious-science.eu inGenious operational structure WP 5 - Diffusion, Dissemination and Sustainability – Emma Bluck WP2 -Research Observatory of practice – Monitoring R & D Roser Pinto WP2 -Research Observatory of practice – Monitoring R & D Roser Pinto WP 6 – Evaluation Irina Kudenko WP 6 – Evaluation Irina Kudenko WP3 -School Pilots Network of 150 schools across 15 countries Agueda Gras Velazquez WP3 -School Pilots Network of 150 schools across 15 countries Agueda Gras Velazquez WP4 - inGenious Website and teacher’s community - Evita Tasiopoulou WP1 - Project Management – overall management of the project Rinske van Den Berg WP1 - Project Management – overall management of the project Rinske van Den Berg
ingenious-science.eu Main activities of the different Work packages WP 1 Project Management Meetings Partners Platform Progress report & cost statements WP 2 Establish & implement an observatory methodology Needs analysis on a national and European level Prepare update research reviews on MST & EU synthesis reports WP 3 Cluster of pilot schools Needs analysis & evaluation of good practices WP 4 Technical platform – partners and teachers platform Creating public & stakeholder awareness and general promotion of inGenious WP5 Campaign Conferences Seminars and STEM related events WP 6 Evaluation criteria & research instruments and protocols External evaluation of the project
ingenious-science.eu The National Needs Analysis within the context of inGenious
ingenious-science.eu What is a Needs Analysis? Needs Analysis: assessment tool for identifying needs and gaps, between current and desired conditions. Needs analysis within the context of inGenious: To identify the existing challenges and gaps in the current school- industry collaboration Needs analysis within the context of inGenious: To identify the existing challenges and gaps in the current school- industry collaboration Leading to identifying the next steps to further strengthen the school- industry collaboration through recommendations and common strategies to overcome the challenges and gaps in the school-industry collaboration and thus increase the number of young people interested in STEM education and careers
ingenious-science.eu The Needs Analysis within the inGenious initiative Surveys Reports Policy Makers Industry partners National Platforms Preliminary information Establishment of an outline of issues for discussion Outcomes Workshops (teachers) Workshops (scientific committee) NEEDS ANALYSIS: At National Level Outcomes Workshops (Industry/ Educational / Transversal) Workshops (Industry/ Educational / Transversal) Recommendations and common strategies to overcome the challenges and gaps in the school-industry collaboration on a national and European level 15 National Workshops 3 European Workshops Literature Research + NEEDS ANALYSIS: At European Level NEEDS ANALYSIS: At European Level Outcome of the Needs Analysis
ingenious-science.eu 15 National Needs Analysis workshops in 15 countries Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Israel Italy Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Spain Sweden United Kingdom
ingenious-science.eu Needs Analysis: Data required to identify the needs at the different levels Industry National Platforms Policy Makers Teachers Strategic Level Tactical Level Operational Level informants Goals, objectives, and strategic policies to promote school-industry partnerships Policies and procedures put in place to both support strategic decisions and guide operational decisions Challenges that arise during the implementation of the practice
ingenious-science.eu Outcomes of the 15 National Needs Analysis workshops European Report on the needs and challenges on the school-industry collaboration in STEM education and careers in Europe Engagement of highest level policy makers through the publishing of the European needs analysis in STEM education and careers 15 National needs analysis reports on the needs and challenges on the school-industry collaboration in STEM education and careers. Embedding of STEM education/careers issue in the future EC Horizon 2020 programme
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