MARCH is a European network promoting best practices in science education in secondary schools.
MARCH (MAke science Real in sCHools) aims to bring together institutions, NGOs, and educational establishments, in order to improve science education as a means of enhancing the employability of young people. By using a collaborative learning environment to share innovative content and best practices, it promotes science as a force that can build up active citizens, highlighting the relationship between science skills and future employability.
MARCH Network consists of nine partners that come from seven European countries: Greece (SciCo, British Council, Educational Radio-Television Directorate), the UK (British Science Association), Germany (Jungvornweg), Serbia (Centre for Science and Art Promotion), Lithuania (Education Development Centre), Bulgaria (Forum Demokrit) and Portugal (Ciência Viva).
SciCo contributed to this endeavor, in collaboration with the British Council and Educational Radio-Television, with the organization of the 1st International Conference on "Making Science Attractive in Schools", a conference aiming to explore best practices in STEM education in schools today. Moreover, we organized an Innovation Swap Workshop, focusing on school teachers, policymakers, and young researchers with an interest in the way science is being taught in schools. Good practices from teachers in all the aforementioned countries were collected and presented in a two-hour workshop during Athens Science Festival 2015, in order to inspire and engage secondary school teachers to bring them in their own classrooms.
For more information, you can visit MARCH's Facebook page.
The MARCH (MAking science Real in sCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission.