FRONTIERS – Bringing Nobel Prize Physics to the Classroom

Dublin City University

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Project Start

1 September 2018


Manolis Chaniotakis

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PISEA – Promoting Intercultural Science Education for Adults


The FRONTIERS project aims to demonstrate how Nobel Prize winning Physics can be systematically integrated in the school curriculum. To achieve that, FRONTIERS brings together outreach teams from large scale research infrastructures in frontier Physics that can offer access to rich scientific databases and resources in a variety of fields that can provide a catalyst for science learning. Schools, universities and research centres will act as mediators, organising information – tailored to the needs of their communities – across scientific disciplines and providing tools for understanding complex scientific research, making science understandable and interesting to the public.

FRONTIERS will involve numerous teachers in the design and development of innovative classroom activities in collaborative way by developing a network where teachers can collaborate with other teachers but also with the outreach teams of large scale research infrastructures. Being part of a professional network will encourage interaction and will provide them with opportunities to enrich their practices and professional context through cooperation within and between schools, universities, and frontier research institutions, collaborative reflection, development and evaluation of instruction, exchange of ideas, materials and experiences, quality development, cooperation between teachers, students and researchers and support and stimulation from research.