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Title of Initiative / Project
Science fiction in education
Name of Organiser
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
LLP, Comenius
Title of the project
Science Fiction in Education
Project number
Type of deliverables
Teaching Methodology, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Italian, Other EU, Romanian, English
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The SciFiEd project, is a two-year long Comenius LLP project, focuses on providing teachers with tools, training, and guidance that will assist them in enhancing their teaching, making science more attractive to students, connecting it with real-life issues such as the environment, and providing girls and other marginalised groups with access to science.
More Information
The idea of the project is to promote science fiction as a tool in education. The project website offers downloadable deliverables: which are Research Report and Summary of Suggested Approaches and Methods; Introduction to Science Fiction and its Subgenres; Review of Significant SciFi Texts for Children and Young Adults; Guidelines and Ideas for Incorporating SciFi in Various Educational Areas; Guide for Educators: How to Use Multimedia Technologies to Effectively Introduce Science Fiction in Education and Sample Cross-Curricular SciFi Units.
Furthermore the project offers access to additional resources some of which are “Schoolscience”, “Sciencebuddies”, “Science for kids”.
Teachers’ Opinion
The idea of using science fiction as a tool to teach science subject is quite an innovative one. It requires an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and it has a serious potential to be effective as a teaching and learning methodology. Students will be very interested to see the application of their science knowledge in building science fiction stories.
Students’ Opinion
It is a very interesting initiative and what I like most is the possibility to see learning activities done already by other people, which you can do yourself or with your teacher and fellow students. It will help a lot to understand better the science subjects.

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Date: 2015.04.03

Posted by Veronika Postolova (Bulgaria)

The idea is pretty interesting. I like that the site offers games to play in the field of science. I like very much

Date: 2015.02.28

Posted by Maria Olivotto (Italy)

I think the ideas of this project are very interesting. Since fiction is surely closer to students'interest than pure science. That's why I think this project gives good opportunities to catch pupil's attention and take them to ask questions.
I find the "additional resource" section rich of remarkable links, very well selected.

Date: 2015.02.17

Posted by Inga Mateusa-Krūkle (Latvia)

This initiative is certainly very motivating for students. It includes the many interesting visual example of what students perceive much better than the theoretical material. Teach science related subjects, using science fiction, it is very interesting for both learners and teachers themselves. This initiative also includes educational process modules and lesson plans for teachers with downloadable deliverables, which would certainly help to improve the learning process.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.