The general objective of the SciFiEd project is to create and disseminate a SciFi in Education Toolkit, which will strive to convince, guide, and support educators in introducing Science Fiction in education, gather and develop experience and knowhow in this field, organise it into solid and accessible bits of information, and make it available to stakeholders.

 

The SciFiEd project aims to:

  • Increase pupils’ motivation and achievement in science and other subjects, through the introduction of Science Fiction in education.
  • Enhance the quality of teaching Science and Technology, as well as an array of other subjects to children aged 9-15 and higher.
  • Connect science education with real-life issues such as the environment.
  • Provide girls and other marginalised groups with better access to science education.
  • Contribute to the improvement of initial teacher education and in-service professional development of science teachers and to the exchange of innovative teaching practices.

The SciFiEd specific objectives are:

  • To introduce European educators of pupils aged between 9-15 to the genre of science fiction and its subgenres, and convince them about its literary and pedagogical value.
  • To provide educators with analytical information regarding acclaimed international and European authors of Science Fiction for children and young adults, and Sci-Fi titles available in partner countries.
  • To describe general approaches and specific methods and techniques to teach through Science Fiction key competences and concepts in Science and other important areas of the curriculum.
  • To support educators in utilizing film, multimedia, and Web 2.0 technologies to introduce Science Fiction in education.
  • To design sample Sci-Fi cross-curricular teaching units that may be used by educators but also function as models for building new teaching units.
  • To pilot and implement Sci-Fi cross-curricular units in European schools, record observations and conclusions, and make the results available to teachers, schools, and policy makers in the form of case-study descriptions.
  • To assort and disseminate relevant resources to European educators.