News

The declaration adopted at our conference in Lodz in October is now online and ready to be endorsed by individuals and organisations.

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SiS Catalyst Partners, Advisors and Mentoring Associates will be among the speakers at an International Congress at the University of Cologne.

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Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums have just released a preliminary programme for their conference in May. SiS Catalyst will be well represented, with Matteo Merzagora, from Traces leading a pre-conference workshop on 'social inclusion and engineering design process',  and convening a session on 'Explainers and social inculsion' within the conference itself. 

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Our last newsletter of 2013 has been published and is available here.

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Registration is now open for our upcoming conference in Ghent, 2-5th March 2014.

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Our latest newsletter has been published. This edition is a showcase of our Mentoring Associates programme, with articles from several different partnerships.

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As part of the INSTEM Project, SiS Catalyst's Principal Investigator, Tricia Jenkins, and Michela Insenga have written a paper which is based on an analysis of EC funded inquiry-based learning (IBSE) educational innovation including inquiry based teaching, gender issues, science career information and on the exploitation of project knowledge beyond the lifetime of projects across the partnership nations.

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Our Principal Investigator, Tricia Jenkins, will be guest editing a special issue of the Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning with Peter Jones of Shropshire CU on the topic of 'Building Positive Learning Trajectories: Earlier engagements and lifelong approaches to widening participation'
The journal is published by the Open University which is a distance learning and research university in the UK.

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We are pleased to announce five open positions for internships in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey for the period September-December 2013.

The internships should last up to three months and be performed according to the requirements of the host organisations.

As a rule, all selected interns will receive a limited financial support from the host organisations that can (partially) cover the expenses for housing, food and travel.

Please read the information on each project below before applying.

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On 7th August 2013, The University of Liverpool ran a workshop with young people from the local area to listen to their opinions of education. It was organised as part of a consultancy into a new Free School* that is being set up in the city by the Street Life Foundation. They want to make sure that the pupils will be stakeholders in their new school and that they have a say in shaping its design and ethic.

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