Reshaping Science Learning: Findings and Recommendations from SySTEM 2020

The Reshaping Science Learning event from Science Gallery Dublin will take place over zoom at 2pm on June 30th, 2021.

Mairead Hurley

Dr Mairéad Hurley, Principal Investigator of the SySTEM 2020 project, a multi-faceted project coordinated by Science Gallery Dublin, investigating science learning outside the classroom.

Science Gallery Dublin has spent the last three years coordinating a Horizon 2020 project called SySTEM 2020, investigating science learning outside the classroom. Join them at 2pm on June 30th, 2021 to hear about the project findings, outcomes and impact, as they launch their Final Project Report titled ‘Reshaping Science Learning: Findings and Recommendations from SySTEM 2020’.

Science Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

SySTEM 2020 was a multi-faceted project focused on understanding the delivery and impact of science learning opportunities in informal and non-formal spaces outside the classroom. The consortium comprised 22 partners in 19 countries across Europe and Israel. Partners are science centres, makerspaces, museums, and galleries running non-formal science learning activities.

When the team began working on the project together in 2018, they collectively set out to develop a detailed understanding of non-formal science learning as experienced by young learners between the ages of 9-21 years of age in an array of contexts including learners from geographically remote, socio-economically disadvantaged, minority, and migrant communities. Together, they have explored the ways in which science learning, attitudes and aptitudes, are influenced by learners’ physical, emotional, social, and cultural context.


This event invites consortium members, collaborators, colleagues, and those interested in science learning research and practice to join them as they launch their Final Project Report and consider the key takeaways from their work.

You will hear from:

  • Dr Mairéad Hurley, PI of the SySTEM 2020 project;
  • Dr Andrea Bandelli, Director of Science Gallery international and member of the SySTEM 2020 Expert External Advisory Board;
    SySTEM 2020 Consortium members from across Europe;
  • Learners who have taken part in SySTEM 2020 activities and programmes who will give their perspective on the process.

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The full report can be viewed online here.




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