SEEP 2009-2017

SEEP stands for Science Education European Platform. The name signifies exactly what SEEP was created for. It is a network for teachers and educators of science related subjects who have a vision and who see the school as a launching platform for science careers for their students.

It is a pan European platform starting out in 2009 with the partial financial support from the European Commission under the Comenius funding programme. It consisted of 16 organisations from various countries around Europe and went on to grow in numbers gradually but in a persistent manner. 

Its work plan during its funded period included online discussion forums, training activities and publishing of video and report material following pan european research.

Since its inception SEEP had 8 year of operations in part its own self-sustaining activities in training activities covering several countries. The partnership was active discussions about new ways forward in science education that fits with the philosophy of SEEP namely science education that is oriented towards new or alternative applications and careers in science.

The idea of setting up VisMedNet was conceived in the SEEP Network.  A group of members and active participants in the activities of the Science Education European Platform chose to continue with the work of the network after the end of the funding from the Comenius Funding Programme. Under the leadership of VisMedNet the SEEP Network succeeded in consolidating and aligning all the materials and resources produced by the SEEP network into new initiatives that will continue to take the network into the future.

Under the leadership of VisMedNet the SEEP Network has embarked on initiatives that will make SEEP live longer and grow into new areas :

In 2014 SEEP developed into VISConti Project.
In 2016 SEEP and VISConti grew into the UPPScience Project.
In 2017 we started working on making SEEP a new platform of interaction between researchers and industry.

SEEP network organised a number of short courses short courses in the areas that were key topics of discussion in the forums and previous training activities that it organised between 2009 and 2012.

Down to Earth of Science Education

This course is intended for teachers of science who wish to bring the subject of environment and energy as a cross topic or cross curricular subject of discussion in science education. It will touch upon putting in green topics as an inspiration for future applications and careers in green science. It touches upon engaging video making in environment topics and interaction with stakeholders and players in the green economy and policy making.

Video Production in Science Education

This course is in part technical training in basic skills for video production and in part classroom and project management in video production. The underlying concept behind the training is the use of video production as a means for fostering cooperation and autonomy in the classroom, making the teacher less of a teacher and more of a leader and director. It is the introduction of video production in the science classroom as a means towards instilling interest in research in science and the acquisition of presentation skills on science subjects in the minds of the students.

Videos about alternative careers in science

 

 

Videos about Maltese in science careers abroad
 
 

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