Science Gallery Dublin is looking for two 18-20 year olds to come to Finland with us as youth representatives

Are you 18-20 years old? Are you interested in co-designing solutions for science learning? Are you available on the 17th-20th March 2019?

If you said yes to all three of those questions, then Science Gallery Dublin is looking for you!

Science Gallery Dublin will be attending a co-design meeting in Finland to problem-solve solutions for challenges such as “how to make science learning outside the classroom accessible to everyone”, and we intend to take two lucky applicants along with us. Learners and partner organisations from more than 15 other EU countries will also be attending.

“What is co-design?”, I hear you ask. Co-design is when you involve those affected by problems in the actual process of  of generating solutions. So, as we will be problem-solving challenges that affect learners, we want to involve learners such as yourselves in this process.

This is part of a project called SySTEM 2020, a European-wide study into Science Learning Outside the Classroom, which is examines how young people learn across Europe. At Science Gallery Dublin, we believe that learning can take many shapes and forms. We want to map this ‘landscape of learning’ and find out from you how it can be best facilitated and improved.


If this is something you would like to be part of, please submit your entry by writing up to 500 words on any of the following topics. You can use drawings or tables or other materials to support your writing if you wish.
- What does learning outside the classroom look like for you?
- What do you think are the challenges or barriers to learning?
- Is learning outside the classroom equally available for all?


Email your submission to education@dublin.sciencegallery.com with the subject line “Co-Design Essay Competition”. Please also include the answers to the following questions:
Are you available to travel to Finland from 17th-20th March 2019?: 


The deadline for submissions is 9am Monday February 4th. We will then select the best responses and invite you for an informal chat, either in person or via video chat on Wednesday, February 6th. All costs for the trip will be covered. 

If you have any questions please get in contact with education@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

Please note that this competition is not open to any current or former employees of Science Gallery Dublin.

We are looking forward to hearing what you have to say on this topic!



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