The Eusea Conference
Prior to the eucu.net meeting, we encourage you to participate at the Annual Conference 29-30 May 2017 of Eusea under the motto Beyond HORIZONs – Framing the Future.
A closer cooperation with other networks and interesting partners is a strategic goal of eucu.net. Therefore we would love to meet you this year not only at the two eucu.net activities in Leuven but also at the annual Eusea conference.
This year's Euseas conference topic is the future of public engagement in Europe and beyond: "Discuss upcoming funding policies with stakeholders from the European Commission, and get a glimpse of what’s new and upcoming in the fields of science-society dialogues and public engagement strategies even beyond HORIZON 2020." [source: Eusea] As part of the conference program we will run an introductory session and discussion game about Children's Universities.
eucu.net members will get a discount on the participation fee! If you are registering for the conference please choose "Eusea Member" to get the reduced fee.
Susanne Kretschmer is a lecturer at the teacher training center at the University of Bonn and communications consultant.
In her new book, Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit am Beispiel der Kinderuni, the German educationalist Susanne Kretschmer contributes to the theoretical foundation of Children's Universities in the context of the popularization of science, the function of science PR, political campaigns and pedagogical concerns. Based on her study of the Kinderuni Bonn she provides interesting insights into the possibilities of learning at Children's Universities. In her book, she proposes categories and standards to assess the societal and pedagogical value of science education to children
Ana María Londoño
Ana María Londoño Rivera is a product design engineer and has a Master in Humanities at EAFIT University. She has been part of EAFIT Children’s University team since the start of the program and is the current programme head director. Over the last 11 years, EAFIT Children’s University has been developing science communication workshops and science communication contents to enable the exchange of ideas between children and young people between 8 and 17 years old, school teachers, university students, and researchers contributing to formation of citizens active in the construction of knowledge and society transformation.
Duygu Yeniay Üsküplü is a foreign language teacher at a secondary school. She has been teaching for 12 years. She studied on CLIL (Content-Language Integrated Learning) in Turkish as a foreign language MA programme. She is continuing her PhD research on 21. Century Skills and Children’s University in educational sociology department at Istanbul University. She is interested in lifelong learning, multidisciplinary studies, mindset growth, self-perception in a changing society.
Michael Seifert is specialist in German and Romance studies and trained teacher. He was head of the Department of Public Relations of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. In recognition of the pioneering work as one of the initiators and organisers of the Tübingen Children’s University he was awarded with the Descartes Prize for Science Communication of the European Union in the year 2005.
Photocredit: title image made by Juan V. Vera del Campo on flickr.