Mobile Learning to Support Argumentation in Science

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TECHNOSKEPSI aimed to investigate the ways in which mobile tools and online technologies can support argumentation in science. The project engaged teachers and learners who worked in groups to study environmental problems by collecting data using handheld devices and engaging in a debate about the dimensions of the problem and possible solutions. Students, teachers and scientists collaborated to build arguments for and against various proposals and solutions to problems.

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Lifelong Readers (LiRe)

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As both literacy and lifelong learning are closely related to reading, the LiRe project aspires to bring about positive change in both areas, through coordinated efforts and collaboration in the field of reading promotion at the European level. The Lifelong Readers (LiRe) project aims, (i) to convince stakeholders about the need to devote more time and effort to reading promotion and to place reading for pleasure at the centre of their policies, approaches and practices, (ii) to provide stakeholders with guidance, training, and an array of tools for reading promotion in the primary school, and (ii) to initiate change by implementing reading promotion programmes in all participating countries.

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Alphabets of Europe – AlphaEU

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The AlphaEU project aims to promote the acquisition of multilingual awareness and language skills of pre-schoolers in various European countries, by developing, piloting, and implementing digital alphabet books and alphabet-related games and interactive activities. Targeted alphabets/languages include: English, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Bringing very young children into contact with foreign languages may result in faster language learning, improved mother tongue skills, and better performance in other areas.

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Science Fiction in Education

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The SciFiEd project focuses on providing teachers with tools, training, and guidance that will assist them in enhancing their teaching, making science more attractive to students, connecting it with real-life issues such as the environment, and providing girls and other marginalised groups access to science. The central project idea is to achieve this by incorporating Science Fiction in science teaching.

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Science Fiction in Literacy learning

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Literacy students in Ireland have been encouraged to use Science Fiction literature in their studies recently in an effort to use more diverse and engaging genres to stimulate reader’s interest and enjoyment in reading.

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Training sessions in Ireland by LMETB

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On March 2014, the staff in LMETB (Louth and Meath Education and Training Board) held a very interesting training session in their offices in Navan. The topic of the training was Using Science Fiction in the classroom. It was very well received and people were interested in implementing the genre in a number of different subject areas and with a number of different age groups.

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