Based on findings and lessons learnt from the implementation of previous open schooling projects, the STE(A)M Learning Ecologies (SLEs) project will develop engaging open schooling-enabled science learning paths for all in learning continuums of formal and informal learning environments and enterprises by emphasising inclusiveness. First, the project will highlight the necessary conditions for bringing together all, rather than some, of the actors: formal, non-formal and informal education providers, as well as enterprises and the civil society – and giving all actors space and motivation to take initiative and central roles. Second, by building on the promising results of previous work, the project will propose a framework that generates opportunities for the creation of comprehensive partnerships in the form of interconnected knowledge ecosystems, in local communities able to foster improved science education for all citizens. And third, it will initiate a concerted effort to make the evidence about the benefits of open schooling a driving force in European and national policymaking. To achieve these, the proposed project is introducing the powerful concept of “learning ecologies” as a vehicle for envisaging and realising impactful local open schooling partnerships as science learning continuums for all. The project joins expert Consortium partners and Linked Affiliated Parties from 11 countries with individuals and organisations from all stakeholder communities to form diverse and wide-reaching STE(A)M learning ecologies together across Europe.
ERA-Reforming and enhancing the European R&I System