“Tinkering EU: Building Science Capital for ALL” is the second project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2017-1-IT02-KA201-036513). It wants to continue the work of Tinkering EU: Contemporary Education for Innovators of Tomorrow (2014-1-IT-02-KA200-003510) that introduced the Tinkering method in Europe for the first time.
Tinkering, inspired by the USA-based experience of the Exploratorium of San Francisco, is proven to be a powerful tool that contributes successfully to the improvement of key competences and skills and connects science knowledge, skills with the requirements of the contemporary labour market.
The first project implemented the innovative pedagogy of Tinkering at European level, through activities and resources primarily addressed to adult learners and educators in formal and informal education institutions.
The new project wants to extend the target and pursue new goals by integrating Tinkering activities and method into the school context. It aims to respond to the contemporary society’s needs through activities and resources that support a learner-centred culture, improve science education and develop the 21st century skills – all of which are fundamental for active citizenship, employability, social inclusion.