ESEA has been founded by several organizations, all of them science education experts, researchers and experienced teachers that working on the field for many years. The core group is:
The European Physical Society (EPS) is a not for profit association whose members include 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions.
As a learned society, the EPS engages in activities that strengthen ties among the physicists in Europe. As a federation of National Physical Societies, the EPS studies issues of concern to all European countries relating to physics research, science policy and education.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) is a provider of education at all levels from pre-school to upper secondary level. In 1995, EA established the Research and Development Department, a dedicated structure within the school employing ca. 20 full-time researchers, which focuses on the design, implementation and support of pedagogical and technological innovation in educational practice, through work internally in the school and, most notably, through collaborations with numerous educational, research and commercial institutions in Europe and the world.
The emphasis of EA is to enhance teacher creativity, supporting staff through targeted professional development and opportunities. During the last years the R&D department has coordinated and supported the participation in more than 100 European and National projects (eContentPlus, ICT‐PSP, SiS in FP7 and FP6, IST in FP5 and ACT in FP6, LLP‐ACT, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci). Consequently, EA has extensive experience in coordination of research and demonstration projects focusing on technology-supported learning environments, in structuring digital educational content and open educational resources for formal and informal education, in embedding creativity in the learning process, in professional development and in mobilisation of practitioner communities for innovation.
EA is an institutional member of EDEN (European Distance Education Network), of STEDE network (Science Teacher Education Development in Europe) and of ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums).
Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia is a non-profitable association of professional astrophysicists and amateur astronomers devoted to public outreach and education. It is also an official training center recognized by the Ministry of Education of Portugal. NUCLIO’s activities include: training teachers in the use of new technologies, promotion of real research in classroom where students are introduced to the scientific methods using robotic telescopes and data mining astronomical databases, providing Astronomy and Astrophysics courses for teachers and the general public.
The Centre of Maths & Science Education (Z-MNU) of the University of Bayreuth sets its priorities in research and educational work in improving the school education in the fields of mathematics and science to provide a solid mathematical and scientific literacy for puplis. The systematic teacher training forms an important bridge between university and school, which is consistently intertwined with the latest international academic research. Our teacher training aims to improve the STEM teaching approaches of the young trainees.
Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy is part of Cardiff University and is based at the Queen's Buildings on The Parade, Cardiff, close to the city centre.The School offers a variety of undergraduate (BSc, MPhys) and postgraduate (PhD, MPhil, MSc) degrees and currently has a total of 350 undergraduate students and 55 postgraduate students undertaking degrees in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy.
The mission of the School of Physics and Astronomy it to conduct world-leading research in physics and astrophysics, with strong impact based on public outreach and applications of applied research to grand challenges problems. Based on this foundation, to deliver rigorous and research-led teaching, producing highly employable graduates with a good understanding of the physical world.