ASE is a partner organisation for this EU Horizon 2020 funded project which is led by the University of Oslo.
The overall aims of SEAS are (1) identifying core principles and best practices required for creating and sustaining open schooling collaborations, and (2) promoting scientific literacies and skills necessary to engage in addressing real-life, complex sustainability challenges.
To achieve these goals, SEAS will coordinate and investigate collaboration among six open schooling networks in Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. SEAS networks consist of partners with extensive experience in cooperation across formal, non-formal, and informal science education, and include, in addition to researchers and out-of-school centres, local schools, civil society organizations (CSOs), and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
SEAS involves a collaborative design approach, which means that educators, students and their families, participate together with other actors in the local community to address real-life, complex sustainability challenges.
Ultimately, SEAS will develop models for open-schooling implementation that will support schools and out-of-school institutions to collaborate in the promotion of new forms of scientific literacy and skills that better reflect the social and inter-disciplinary nature of science, empowering students and citizens at large to become agents of change in a democratic society. Although SEAS takes the issue of sustainability as point of departure, the principles, models and tools developed will be of relevance for bringing closer school and society through other subjects and topics.
ASE plays a role in the project’s global assessment and synthesis, designing interventions to evaluate the impact of the approaches and models on different stakeholders; and a role in communication, dissemination and exploitation which will include showcasing SEAS workshops and presentations at ASE’s annual conference towards the end of the project.
For more information about the partners involved in this project please visit https://www.seas.uio.no/