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Project Reports

This document contains Deliverable D.5.4 “Impact Assessment” which is part of WP5 Evaluation and Impact. The document presents the results of measurements of Key Performance Indicators, defined in the document called Evaluation Plan including KPIs (key performance indicators). The results are based on three main documents: “EDU-ARCTIC entry and after” skills assessment (two surveys) and “After EDU-ARCTIC survey - Main survey”.

Additionally, in order to assess the number of schools implementing and interested in the EDU-ARCTIC program, project deliverables D6.1 “List of schools registered to the program,” D7.8 “List of events and publications presenting the project” as well as google analytics for the portal were used.

In the document the methodology of evaluation of the project’s impact and the techniques used for it were presented. Information on the questions assigned to particular KPIs was provided. The document also includes descriptions of surveys, the results of which were used for assessing the level of achieving KPIs.

The general results are very positive, as all Key Performance Indicators proposed for the project were achieved. Moreover, the presented results show clearly, that KPIs have been achieved in the level exceeding primary assumptions. The logical conclusion from this remark is to suggest that such initiatives as EDU-ARCTIC do make a difference and that positive action may lead to clearly improved results.

The results for all KPIs were presented in one table summarising the values and the means of their verification in the section 9. General conclusions.

D5.4 report on impact assessment

This report pertains to the Deliverable D7.8 List of events and publications presenting the project. The purpose of this deliverable is to present a full list of events (including a total of 182 dissemination reports) and publications at/in which the EDU-ARCTIC project has been presented within the period from May 2016 (month 1) to May 2019 (month 37).

The report provides a list of events: General Assemblies, Educators’ Fora, Final Conference and dissemination events, as well as scientific publications presenting the EDU-ARCTIC project and its tools. As appendices detailed reports from dissemination events, prepared by all Consortium Beneficiaries were provided.

The report concerns Task 7.5 Events and publications, described in the Annex 1 PART A of the EC/REA GA, within WP7 Dissemination and Promotion of the EDU-ARCTIC Program.

D7.8 report on events and publications

The report is the Deliverable D7.6 3rd Report on Newsletters produced and published. It pertains to the Task 7.3 Promotion tools, described in the Annex 1 PART A of the GA, within WP7 DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION OF THE EDU-ARCTIC PROGRAM.

The report provides a description of the EDU-ARCTIC newsletter and its format and content, published periodically to inform those who have signed up to receive the newsletter about important announcements, news and events related to the EDU-ARCTIC programme.

The total number of Newsletters, published during the project period, is 45, covering several topics in each newsletter (for example, short description of upcoming online lessons, launching of project apps). Eight Announcements on specific important project issues (typically only one topic per announcement, for example, invitation to participate in contests or surveys) have also been published.

The report further provides detailed statistics on the audience reached and the demographics of this audience. Information and graphs are provided, illustrating how the outreach activity has positively evolved for the duration of the project, from 223 registered users in 17 countries in January 2017 to 1244 registered users in 61 countries in June 2019, i.e. a five-fold increase or over 500 %.

D7.6 3rd report on newsletters

The current report pertains to the Deliverable D6.3 Exploitation strategies and follow-up recommendations. It is the updated version of the deliverable with a few follow-up recommendations. The report concerns Task 6.3 Exploitation strategies, described in the Annex 1 PART A of the EC/REA GA, within WP6 COMMUNICATION, REPLICATION & EXPLOITATION. The first version of the report, which was submitted to the Participant Portal in the month 8, enabled the EDU-ARCTIC Consortium to achieve Milestone MS9 Exploitation strategy. The second version was submitted on 30 October 2018. The current version (v.3) was prepared due to release of new outcomes, which should be included in the strategy.

The objective of the exploitation strategy is to ensure that the EDU-ARCTIC products are widely used by end-users and that all relevant stakeholders at all levels (European, national, regional and local) are informed about the project results.

 D6.3 report on Exploitation strategies

This document contains Deliverable D7.9 “List of schools registered for the program” which is part of WP6 Communication, Replication and Exploitation of the EDU-ARCTIC Program. The document fulfils the basic goal of presenting the list of European and international schools having registered for the program. Altogether, 766 schools from over 50 countries registered, the largest national group being Poland (306 schools), followed by Romania (74) and Greece (41).

The target audiences of this document are

  • Consortium members
  • REA/European Commission (EC)
  • Other interested parties

D6.1 document on schools registered

This document contains Deliverable D.5.2 “Report on STEM skills assessment” which is part of WP5 Evaluation and Impact. The document fulfils several basic goals:

  • measurement of enhancement of knowledge about science and scientific research
  • measurement of enhancement of knowledge about nature, geography, natural resources, history, social and political specificities, increase of sensitivity to environmental issues and climate change
  • measurement of differences of impact on boys and girls of the EDU-ARTIC project
  • measurement of pupils’ interest in STEM after taking part in the EDU-ARCTIC project
  • measurement of increase of skills in the EDU-ARCTIC project
  • main results from the survey

The largest group of teachers esteemed that the EDU-ARCTIC project has had a significant impact on the increase of the level of pupils' knowledge about issues related to the Arctic, on the level of understanding of scientific issues and scientific language among pupils and level of interest in STEM and scientific careers among pupils.

Generally speaking, there are no significant differences between girls and boys in the achieved level of knowledge about issues related to the Arctic, the level of understanding of scientific issues and scientific language among pupils and the level of interest in STEM and scientific careers after the participation in the EDU-ARCTIC project. However, the clear progression of girls’ interest in STEM and careers as a scientist are a significant result of the project, just like the marked increase in knowledge about the Arctic, environmental issues and climate change. Regarding the interest of young people in STEM and their skills in related subjects, as well as knowledge about the Arctic, the project’s objectives have been achieved.

The target audiences of this document are Consortium members, REA/European Commission (EC) and other interested parties.

The final conclusions and remarks concerning the project’s impact and fulfilment of particular objectives of the action will be presented in details in the deliverable D5.4 Impact Assessment, due in July 2019.

D5.2 report on STEM skills assessments

The report is Deliverable D4.2 Polarpedia Documentation with an alphabetical list of Arctic glossary and a list of educational resources.

The report pertains to WP4 EDU-ARCTIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.

The aim of the EDU-ARCTIC project is to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to secondary school students.

D4.2 Report on Polarpedia Documentation

The current report concerns the Deliverable D7.5 2nd Report on Newsletters produced and published. The report pertains to the Task 7.3 Promotion tools, described in the Annex 1 PART A of the GA, within WP7 DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION OF THE EDU-ARCTIC PROGRAM. The report gives a brief description of the purpose of the EDU-ARCTIC newsletter, the targeted audience, demographics of this audience, and the newsletter format and content.

D7.5 2nd report on newsletters produced and published