The methodology of the project

The methodology of this proposal is formulated as follows: The NKUA, as mentioned above, having the coordination experience of two previews projects, which have been successfully finished and with good results realized that, apart from using history of science in science teaching, a topic with increasing interest is storytelling as a teaching strategy in science teaching, since except of interesting stories uses also narration of the stories. According to bibliography narration makes science teaching more attractive to students. Knowing the expertise of the institutions: UniFL, UBO and PAofST invited them to participate in the new proposal. The NKUA formulated a draft proposal of aims and objectives and asked the partners to make their comments and suggestions. In this way we fixed the aims and objectives and the partners chose tasks according to their expertise. The University of Flensburg, institute of Physics and Chemistry and Didactics undertakes the responsibility to research in the historiography of science concepts to identify important key ideas of science and will select six ideas from each of the sciences.

The NKUA designs and develops an innovative Storytelling Teaching Model (STM), using the above stories, from History of Science (HOS) with each of  them inherently containing key ideas of Nature of Science (NOS), adapted to be narrated to the class, incorporates, in the STM, methodologies and strategies of science teaching approaches in the sociocultural environments UBO creates an interactive website offering wiki facilities and uploads this e-material, ready to be used for distance learning. Partners have agreed to organize training workshops in their countries for science teachers to be trained in the art of narration, so that they could narrate them themselves in their classrooms. The Diamantopoulos secondary school will implement the project using 18 science stories in about 15 normal classroom settings.

The NKUA, acting as the coordinating partner, will form the major interface with the Commission and the other partners, coordinate the activities and will be responsible for ensuring that deliverables and reports are sent to the Commission in accordance with the work plan, which means that the outputs/products/results will be achieved on time and to budget, which is neither underestimated nor overestimated. One of the major challenges in designing the system will be the initial setting up of conditions that will encourage sustained, meaningful discussion of project related issues among partners during the life of the project. So the fact that the partners have agreed in advance about the meetings, which will be organized during the lifespan of the project to discuss its progress, reinsuring in each meeting their collaboration and the evaluation of results, reviewing and redesigning, guarantees not only the smoothly running of the project, but also its good results.

In order to secure the quality of the programme we shall use an internal and an external evaluation to provide the consortium with feedback on training material developed etc.

During the lifetime of the project, the UBO resigned, their tasks were adopted by the UniFl, Mémosciences and PAofST.