Project Summary "Motivate ME in Maths and Science"


The aim of this project is to address the problem of the shortage of young people attracted to study and enter teacher training in the mathematical and scientific subjects of the school curriculum. Many school children show a lack if motivation and interest in mathematics and science. This may be partly due to a lack of motivating material and partly due to the use of inappropriate pedagogical methods to present these materials.
With this project we want to make trainee teachers and their mentors aware of a wide range of appropriate pedagogical methods for the learning of mathematics and science, and specifically use materials produced in the Comenius 2.1 project PROMOTE MSc to develop appropriate methods aimed at increasing students' motivation.

The project participants are teacher training institutions in five European Countries: The University of Sunderland (United Kingdom), the University of Vienna (Austria), the Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic), the Constantine the Philosopher University Nitra (Slovakia), and the University of Palermo (Italy).