The I SEE project has been presented at the 12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) that took place in Dublin, from the 21st to the 25th of August, 2017.
The theme of the conference – Research, practice and collaboration in science education – underlines aspects of great relevance in contemporary science education research: the need to reflect on different approaches to enhancing our knowledge of learning processes and the role of context, designed or circumstantial, formal or non-formal, in learning and instruction. See the official site of the Conference for further information.
The paper presented by the coordinator of I SEE project, Olivia Levrini, from the University of Bologna, was Developing Future-scaffolding skills: pilot-study on a teaching/learning module about climate change and project design, coauthored by Laura Branchetti, Paola Fantini, Monica Russo, Giulia Tasquier and Ilaria Venturelli. The pilot-
study, described during the oral presentation, has been carried out in a class of 24 students (17 years old) from a scientifically-oriented secondary school in Italy (grade 12) and the positive results were the inspiration for the I SEE project. The extended abstract of the paper can be read at this link while the presentation is here available.
Also a poster presentation at ESERA Conference regarded I SEE and, particularly, a preliminary study involving adult citizens in which part of the activities of the first I SEE module was implemented for the first time. The title of the paper submitted and presented by Eleonora Barelli, from the Italian partner UNIBO, was Complexity science and citizenship skills: a pilot study with adult citizens, coauthored by Luca Albertazzi, Laura Branchetti, Giulia Tasquier and Olivia Levrini. The extended abstract submitted can be read at this link.