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Blended learning in science education

February 2021 - May 2021

Our Workroom on blended learning in science education

More than 90% of Europe's museums and science centres have been closed in recent months, but the sector has been incredibly active in offering activities, programmes and exhibitions digitally.

Many anticipate that the ‘new normal' for science education that emerges out of this will be a hybrid of old practices intermingled with the opportunities that the digital world provides. However, in this current time frame we need to start questioning and rethinking our programmes; how can we learn from the current situation? Are there more possibilities to ensure our target groups are involved?

Our Workroom events

Our Workroom was split into three events, with some offline work required. The first introduced the speakers and we discussed a variety of provocations to get us thinking. Our second event delved deeper into the workings of the Value Proposition Canvas and working in small groups we started to create our own projects. There was a period of six weeks between the second and third events to allow for offline discussion and time to digest and work on our projects in our working groups. Finally, our third event brought the whole group back together to discuss findings and learnings - with key takeaways for our institutions.

Outcomes for participants

  • Innovative development of informal science education
  • Experience a user-centred approach
  • Co-create and reflect with peers on new educational projects
  • Use and value of the Value Proposition Canvas


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Head of program and co-operations
Senior staff of Education & Public Engagement
Torhild Skåtun
Museum Educator PhD reseacher
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
University of Leicester
image of Giasemi Vavoula
Associate Professor
University of Leicester


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23 February 2021

A panel session followed by group discussion with participants. Following the discussion, we will divide into small working groups in order to focus on specific areas for development.

23 March 2021

The second of our workroom events will be a workshop; small working groups each focussing on their own new project designs.

4 May 2021

The third and final event of the workroom brings the whole group back together. We will be presenting our new projects with the rest of the group, identifying ways in which we can combine our approach to blended learning and create value for the education sector.