We are driven by our vision: to empower teachers to create a new wave of interest towards science in young generations.
Our mission is to make a difference through our continuous support to educators in their professional development towards effective science teaching and learning.
All young people should be educated to think deeply so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world, both today and tomorrow. However, too many students do not have access to high quality STEM learning opportunities and too few see these disciplines as springboards for their careers.
During the past decade, this issue has been the focus of considerable attention and several documents have been published on this matter. In 2007 the EC commissioned a report - Science Education NOW: A Renewed Pedagogy for the Future of Europe (Rocard et al., 2007) - that focused at successful projects that worked with the way science is taught in schools, concluding with an appeal to promote inquiry based science teaching techniques (Inquiry Based Science Education - IBSE) as a basis for improving the way science is taught in schools.
Consequently, ESEA’s vision is to facilitate the modernization of the classroom, the innovation of curricula, the development of inquiry-based methods in school science-teaching pedagogy, the improved assessment of learning outcomes, as well as the continuous professional development of teachers to increase interest in science among pupils and students.