Science Education descends from theories about the technological constituted society and the need for democratisation of respective education.
Our projects comprise accompanying research of education initiatives and participatory education projects based on the vehicle theory developed at IFZ. The vehicle theory suggests that, for children and youths, scientific and technological knowledge should be mediated through fields of their interest. In one case, the favourite TV series of pupils were used to facilitate technological and social competencies, in another case innovative solutions were explored to facilitate and encourage energy-efficient IT practices together with youths.
All projects are conducted with a gender reflecting tenor: Gender and other social categories are de-dramatised (in order to avoid additional stereotyping) in the process and included as a major field in the reflection by researchers and teachers.
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