the European project FEDORA (fedora-project.eu), aims to improve the quality of science teaching in high schools across Europe. the project owes its name to one of Italo Calvino’s “invisible cities” FEDORA evoking the role of the imagination in devising new worlds.
we cannot continue to orient ourselves in society through the complexity of the present by following the “maps” that we’ve been using up until now. we must begin again, by using our imagination, to arrive at a new way of thinking about our systems, territories, and ways of doing things differently.
imagination is the driving force that will lead us toward identifying new paths and methods to renew the approach of science education in schools, intensifying those approaches that will lead to collaborative and imaginative ways of doing and thinking, stimulated by curiosity.
the FEDORA project will produce concrete proposals to provide teachers with guidance and suggestions for enriching teaching by working on three major themes:
1) addressing the complexity of the present by moving from the vertical and hyper-specialized approach of disciplines to an inter-multi and transdisciplinary vision that makes research and science open and collaborative spaces
2) identify new languages and formats to enhance imagination and cultivate the ability to deal with contemporary challenges
3) support young people in building a vision of the future through actions to be taken in the present.
as part of the FEDORA project, formicablu coordinates research work on exploring new formats and languages and on communication and dissemination.