Our approach

Why COSMOS?

COSMOS addresses these challenges by:

Combining 3 elements within formal and non-formal education:

  1. using a pedagogy that combines socio-scientific issues (SSI), inquiry-based learning (IBL) and Citizenship education (CE): SSIBL (Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning)
  2. focusing on teacher professional development, and
  3. transforming school organizational culture

Overall aim: to create open schools with partnerships within their communities that foster science education for all citizens.