11.00 – 11:45
Keren Dalyot, EIT Food FoodEducators, Israel; Fabienne Ruault, EIT Food FoodEducators, Belgium and Viktoria Soos, EIT Food FoodEducators, Hungary
FoodEducators: Developing a glocal European food education programme
FoodEducators, a European project, offers culturally relevant food education resources. Acknowledging the local and personal nature of food practices, we aimed to blend global sustainability with students’ identities. Our framework, centered on food as a socio-scientific issue, integrates multidisciplinary aspects of food science to make learning relevant. We seek to complement our work with existing resources and projects. In our session, stakeholders will co-create a glocal educational activity based on videos showcasing agrifood professionals’ daily lives. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking, media literacy, and science communication skills, often overlooked in traditional science education. These skills are crucial in evaluating diverse messages and effectively communicating scientific knowledge to varied audiences.
11:45 – 12:30
Wiebke Hoffmann, Stifterverband, Germany; Wiebke Rössig, Science Engagement Expert, Germany and Anneke Siedke, Stifterverband, Germany
„It’s not about dumbing down, it’s about opening up! The Team Puzzling Method and how it shapes researchers identities“
Recent global events underscore the need for collaboration in tackling complex challenges, yet barriers within the scientific community hinder widespread adoption of participatory research. Traditional norms depict researchers as solitary geniuses, impeding the shift towards collaborative models valuing collective intelligence. Embracing collaborative processes and diverse perspectives fosters personal transformation and societal change. However, establishing sustainable frameworks for inclusive research exchange remains a challenge. How can we navigate the complexities of diverse perspectives effectively? We propose an innovative, selectively transdisciplinary dialogue format bridging science and society to lower entry barriers for collaborative research. Our CRoSS Fellowship program exemplifies this approach, aiming to reshape research identities and promote mutual recognition and success. Through specific exercises, we’ll explore challenges and solutions in implementing participatory and transdisciplinary research methods.