Meta-Scientific Literacies in the (Mis-)Information Age

An international research project addressing the role of education in response to the flood of public disinformation and mistrust against science and research.

Funded by the European Unions’ Erasmus 2027 program European + Teacher Academies, this project brings together 34 partners from 15 countries.

The project focuses on how schoolteachers can address scientific literacy to support the development of their students.

  • About the project

    Pandemics, climate change and natural resource scarcity are just three of the critical global issues facing our world today. 

    The flood of scientific misinformation is making matters even worse: it has eroded trust in science and experts, and pose a significant threat to European democracies.

    The role of education

    To find a way out of this crisis, education must lead the way.

    Teachers need to be equipped with the right competence and attitudes that can foster scientific literacy skills among their students.

    This is necessary to enable future generations to act as responsible and competent democratic citizens in a digital world.

  • The role of teachers

    This project takes the contemporary challenge of public misinformation head on.

    The project develops and evaluates cross-disciplinary mobility programs and trainings for teachers and students.

    With this, teachers can better critically engage with scientific issues and evaluate scientific claims and arguments for decision making and action.

    The participants will be guided to compose lessons that incorporate scientific literacy skills into the daily teaching practice.

    We hope that all participants can help integrate scientific literacy skills into the education systems across Europe.

  • Partner institutions

    • Avoin Yhteiskunta Ry, Finland
    • EDEX, Cyprus
    • Edunet Europe, Germany
    • HEFTA Kutatointezet, Hungary
    • Idryma Evgenidou, Greece
    • NTNU, Norway
    • Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
    • University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • University of Olomouc, Czech Republic
    • University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain


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