Short Introduction to the Discover the COSMOS Project

The Discover the COSMOS project demonstrates an innovative pedagogical approach that involves students, teachers and the wider public in extended episodes of playful science learning. The project’s basic philosophy is that the learning of science is a process of creating knowledge by learners.

Based on the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) tools (virtual environments, visualization technologies, 2D and 3D animations of aesthetic quality, simulation interactive games) the project aims to offer a “feel and interact” user experience, allowing for exploratory learning “anytime, anywhere”.

In order to achieve this goal the consortium will develop advanced pedagogical scenarios that are shaped around a mission guided by a general scientific question. It will also develop a web-based environment, the Discover the COSMOS Education and Outreach portal, to facilitate the implementation of the proposed scenarios.