Prof. Dr. Katja Maaß
@ PH Freiburg

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Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Katja Maaß, International Centre for STEM education, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg



University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus

University of Jaen, Spain

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport, Spain

University of Malta, Malta

Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta

Ministerium für Kultus, Jugend und Sport Baden-Württemberg, Germany

IPN - University of Kiel, Germany

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap

Turkish Ministry of National Education, Turkey

Hacettepe University, Turkey


Projektteam Freiburg: ICSE Team


MaSDiV (2017 - 2020) is a policy measure aiming to promote fundamental values through Education and Training addressing diversity in the learning environment. 

It supports maths and science teachers (hereafter called science teachers) to deliver inclusive education for all students, build active citizenship and foster intercultural learning. The project connects science education to promoting fundamental values and intercultural learning. Its core is a well-researched teaching approach, inquiry-based learning, that we expand to support combatting underachievement, in particular of learners from low socio-economic backgrounds and migrant families, and to promote a modern vision of science including social, cultural and ethical dimensions.
To support teachers adopting the approach, we will design a state-of-the art professional development (PD) toolkit based on research and deliver related PD courses.
An important feature of our proposal is unparalleled tandems: In each country Ministries of Education to lead the policy experimentation measure and set the frame for implementation are paired with university experts to conceptualise and deliver science teacher PD.
An internationally renowned research institution will evaluate the field trials: A multi-method evaluation design with quantitative and qualitative data accompanies the process (pre-post control group design triangulated with case studies). This ensures reliable, valid conclusions on our measure’s effects and routes to up-scaling.
Project coordination by a team highly experienced in managing large-scale international projects, together with the outstanding project team will ensure highest-quality delivery, largest possible impact and routes to scaling-up.
Our measure fully contributes to ET2020, the Youth Report, the Paris Declaration aims and related national policies. It combats underachievement; links science, social and civil competences; and effectively supports teachers to deal with increased social, cultural and competence-related diversity in their classrooms.



The creation of resources has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under project no. 582943-EPP-1-2016-2-DE-EPPKA3-PI-POLICY. Neither the European Union/European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.