Promoting youth career awareness and aspirations- conference, 10-12th September in Joensuu
MultiCO Final conference 10-12 September 2018
Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Finland
Engaging students’ intrinsic motivation and promoting interest towards science study and science-related career choices has been a challenge for a long time. As earlier research has shown, middle grade students are not aware of career options. MultiCO-research presumes that by focusing the context-based science education on career awareness and working life skills students’ interest in studying science-related careers could be raised. The results and outcomes are presented at this conference.
We warmly welcome other FP7 and H2020-Swafs funded projects to present their findings regarding youth career awareness and aspirations. Researchers, policy-makers, teachers and other stakeholders interested in latest research results in students' science career awareness are free to enrol to MultiCO Final conference.
Online registration is now open!
Conference programme is now available and further details will be complemented in the near future.
Map of Joensuu city centre with conference venues and suggested hotels.
The consortium gathered to the beautiful Bonn in September. Great facilities and friendly people made the meeting successful. With the final year of MultiCO starting, the consortium feels confident to finalise the studies.
MultiCO-consortium attended European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2017 Conference in Dublin Ireland in August. The MultiCO-symposium under title Promoting Youth Career Awareness and Its Attractiveness Through Multi-Stakeholder Co-Operation- The MultiCO Project was chaired by coordinator Tuula Keinonen and the discussant was Eleni Kyza from Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus.
Presentations in MultiCO-symposium:
MultiCO project and its conceptual framework
Tuula Keinonen UEF, Shirley Simon UCL, John Connolly UCL, Irene Drymiotou UCY, Miia Rannikmäe UT, Annette Scheersoi UBO
Interest in science-measurement and some surprising findings
Jonathan Hense UBO, Lara Weiser UBO, Annette Scheersoi UBO, Irene Drymiotou UCY, Tormi Kotkas UT, Jingoo Kang UEF, Inês Direito UCL
Using scenarios to enhance students' interest in science and promote career awareness
Irene Drymiotou UCY, Nikos Papadouris UCY, Costas Constantinou UCY
Evaluation of student motivational, career-related contaxt-based scenarios
Miia Rannikmäe UT, Regina Soobard UT, Jack Holbrook UT, Irene Drymiotou UCY, Jingoo Kang UEF, Lara Weiser UBO, Inês Direito UCL
In addition to the symposium, results from MultiCO-project were presented in an oral presentation Students' perceptions of working life skills in the UK, Finland and Germany by Anssi Salonen UEF, Anu Hartikainen-Ahia UEF, Tuula Keinonen UEF, Inês Direito UCL, Lara Weiser UBO, Annette Scheersoi UBO, Jonathan Hense UBO
MultiCO supports SciChallenge, a European-wide contest for young people, who are excited about NATURAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING or MATHEMATICS
See more www.scichallenge.eu and submit your poster, presentation or video by 15th of May 2017!
4th Project Meeting in Nicosia was held 16. and 17. February 2017
Project Coordinator Tuula Keinonen presented Responsible Research and Innovation aspects of MultiCO in RRI Tools Final Conference and Ceremony of the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation, held in Brussels, 21.-22.11.2016
MultiCO-project's results on students' perceptions on working life skills were presented at ECRICE 2016 conference, 13th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education. Presentation held by Tuula Keinonen.
The 3rd Project meeting brought the consortium to Tartu 6.-7.7.2016
MultiCO-project organised a logo competition for students. The winning logo was edited and will from now on be used in all MultiCO-related communication and dissemination materials. Top three logos were designed by
1) Anna Frentzen, Germany
2) Anna Schnabel, Germany and Erato Athanasiou, Cyprus
2nd project meeting was held in London 18.-19.2.2016.
Kick-off-meeting in Joensuu 24.-25.9.2016