Ark of Inquiry

Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth over Europe

The EU-funded project Ark of Inquiry aims at raising science awareness to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in young Europeans between the ages of 7 and 18. Its tools are multiple science inquiry activities, which are made accessible through an online platform.
The project will first establish a framework to identify activities suitable to foster scientific inquiry in students. Activities conform to these criteria will be collected centrally and included in the online platform of the project, where they will be accessible by students all over Europe.
In order to support the students, more than 1100 science teachers will be trained to work with the online platform and the materials provided, and in addition to that, science centres as well as parents will be provided with supportive material. In doing so, the Ark of Inquiry project will create a supportive atmosphere to enable students to increase their inquiry skills independently.
During the 4-year period running from March 2014 to February 2018, Humboldt University will work alongside twelve more partners from all over Europe:
– University of Tartu, Estonia
– Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Research and Development Department, Greece
– University of Turku, Centre for Learning Research, Finland
– University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Italy
– HAN University of Applied Sciences, Research Centre Quality of Learning, the Netherlands
– Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Austria
– Bahçeşehir Eğitim Kurumları Anonim Şirketi (BEKAS), Turkey
– Ecole de l’ADN – Nîmes European DNA Learning Center, France
– Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, Belgium
– Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development, Hungary
– AHHAA Science Centre, Estonia
The official website of the project is: