The ENGAGE project is part of the EU Science in society agenda to promote more Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI).

ENGAGE resources focus on a more inquiry-based methodology, which gives students opportunity for self-expression and responsibility for coming to informed decisions.

Their aims are:

*To help teachers address contemporary science issues and applications relevant to students

*To develop teachers’ beliefs, knowledge and classroom practice for ‘RRI’.

*To provide students a strong foundation to engage in science issues they will meet during their lives



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Making Decisions

In this activity students are placed in the role of a couple who are carriers of the genetic disease beta thalassaemia major. They are guided through how to make a difficult ethical decision and are introduced to IVF and the technology of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Students watch a...

Sinking Island

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati recently announced its purchase of land in mountainous Fiji for its population to move to when sea level rises make life on its own low-lying islands impossible. In this activity students use data to predict sea level rises, including uncertainties, and decide whether humans...

Solar Roadways

A crowd funding web site recently raised more than two million US dollars to fund solar roadways. These roads, claim the developers, will remain snow-free, and, at the click of a switch, can be transformed into car parks or even sports pitches. In this activity students consider whether solar roadways are worth...

Take the Test

In this lesson the students are presented with an intriguing dilemma about whether a man should have a screening test after his fiancée has found out she is a carrier of sickle cell disease. Students use information presented by experts to weigh up the options and come to a reasoned judgement. Students use...