Congratulations to three CASTeL members who have secured funding as partners in the Erasmus+ Cooperation partnerships 2021 call.
Dr Cliona Murphy, Dr Margaret Leahy, Dr Greg Smith are the DCU principal investigators of an international team working on the project:
Higher Educational tools for an Embodied & Creative Education on Energy
1) develop and enrich higher education curricula in teacher education, following a didactic approach based on “tools of imagination” like storytelling, gamification, embodied simulation, digital simulation, and play, to facilitate science communication at primary and lower secondary school levels
2) support academics charged with teacher education in innovative pedagogies and approaches to teaching science courses
3) promote learning and teaching partnerships between universities and the private energy sector
4) upskill future science teachers with new approaches to teaching to encourage girls to enter scientific careers and to fight against gender stereotypes ln scientific and engineering careers;
5) support the strengthening of science skills of EU citizens and professionals to make conscious choices and use creativity and a critical mind-set to contribute to lower CO2 emissions towards EU 2050 targets