Teaching science in schools

MARCH (Make Science Real in Schools) is a network that aims to bring together institutions, NGO’s and educational establishments. It consists of nine partners that come from seven European countries, including the UK, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Portugal.

Our key objectives are:

  • To help young people to actively contribute to the learning process
  • To argue in favour of the relevance of science to everyday life
  • To promote science as a force that can build up active citizens
  • To highlight the relationship between science skills and future employability

We use a collaborative learning environment to share innovative content and best practices in Science Education for secondary schools under the theme of "Sustainable Cities". The nine partners involved in the programme are keenly aware of the need to improve science education as a means of enhancing the employability of young people. In order to achieve our goals, we use new and innovative techniques that make the learning process more appealing and engaging. Our aim is to reach more than 10,000 schools across Europe and attract the interest of thousands of young students.

For more information on the March project please contact Ailsa Kienberger.

MARCH Recommendations for Educational Challenges January 2017

“Science is an entitlement and right of all children whether they end-up in science careers or not.” Participant, MARCH 3rd International Conference.

Following on from the MARCH 3rd International Conference “STEM across Europe: making it real” which focused on looking to the future of STEM education and how to make science real for students in school, you can now download the MARCH recommendations for overcoming educational challenges. These challenges are largely linked to students’ perceptions of science and existing science education in schools.

Key recommendations

  • Provide better teacher training, development and support for STEM teachers
  • Use effective educational methods including online platforms
  • Engage educators, students and policy makers in international projects
  • Offer comprehensive STEM careers guidance
  • Create stronger links between science educational content and ‘real’ life

If you have any questions or comments on the recommendations, please contact Julia Karnahl from our partner jungvornweg.

The MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission.