The future of science education

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: The future of science education!

Many of our readers would change their science education, should they have the opportunity to do so.

This Special Issue of EuroScientist is your chance to share your views on how you would like to educational system evolve.

To give you food for thoughts, we offer you some selected view points from across a panel of experts currently shaping the future of science education.

One critical aspect of their work is that they are harnessing the power of technology and often that of social media to transform the education experience of the digital natives, moving one step closer towards self-directed science education.

Meanwhile, discussions on open education are also  the flavour of the month. This issue features a guest opinion from South Africa, that could help us re-think the opportunities afforded to students from all geographies by putting free and multilinugal educational resources online.

Again, we’d love to hear your thoughts on open education, as one of the crucial aspects of the future of science education.

Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor

Enquiry-based teaching

Gaming calls upon science to enhance player's experience, exclusive interview of Chistian Fonnesbech, director at Investigative North, Copenhagen, Denmark

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.

Flavouring science education with a sprinkle of current research

By Rosina Malagrida, director Xplore Health, Barcelona, Spain.

Tech to help foster science vocations early

By Chirag Patel, co-founder eduvee, London, UK.

A pathway to inquiry-based teaching

By Frank Bogner and Sofoklis Sotiriou, chair of the Centre of Math & Science Education, University of Bayreuth, Germany and head of R&D Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens, Greece.

When magic stimulates science education

By Peter McOwan, vice-principal for public engagement and student enterprise, Queen Mary University of London.

Open education

Making the long tail of scientific resources mainstream

By Michael Granitzer, EEXCESS scientific coordinator, University of Passau, Germany.

Europe lagging behind in open education: for how long?

By Marcin Krasnodębski and Bethany Eldridge, researchers.

Open education: an opportunity for South Africa’s science education

By Sarah Goodier, Scholarly Communication Officer, Open UCT Initiative, Cape Town, South Africa.

Virtual degrees may matter more to emerging economies

By Martin Ince, freelance journalist and chair of the advisory board of the QS World University Rankings.

Finally

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Letters to the editor

Fostering the adaptive creative thinker in every child

By Elena Favilli, Founder and CEO Timbuktu.

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