Peer Learning Activities relevant to this (Thematic) Working Group:
Mathematics, science and technology
Aims and Objectives
Basic skills in mathematics, science and technology are absolutely necessary for all in the future. Despite progress in the European average in mathematics and science skills, on a Member State level the development is still very patchy. One of the strategic objectives of the ET 2020 Strategy is to raise the level of basic skills, such as literacy and numeracy and to make mathematics, science and technology more attractive. The benchmark set out in the same strategy calls for reducing the number of low-achievers in mathematics and science to below 15% by 2020.
The purpose of the Thematic Working Group on Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) is to promote the implementation of this agenda through the use of peer learning between policy makers and other experts in the field. Through this exercise the group should identify effective policy measures to improve the performance of low-achievers in MST as well as to promote high-quality MST teaching and learning for all in Europe. The group's policy conclusions will be widely disseminated among policy makers and stakeholders.
The policy framework of the group's work is set by the Council Conclusions on basic skills of 2010 (see above).
Austria, Belgium (BEfr and BEnl), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom (Northern-Ireland)