Open schooling has the objective of create new partnerships in local communities to foster improve science education for all citizens and the strategic orientation is accelerate and catalyse processes of institutional change.
Changing, Harmonizing and Integrating People (CHIP) is a proposal designed to promote a real change inside schools in the asymmetric relationship between teachers, students and society to transform it into a community of learners where knowledge is shared cross-wise.
This change should include all the protagonists of the learning chain; any policy that only targets a link in this chain will have a partial success that do not ensure a solution to the problem of the shortfall in science knowledge in society and the active participation of society in science and research. For this, change in education is a must. An educational programme not only informative but also participative and formative, transforming information into knowledge and then into action for change. Knowledge must be share with all members of the society in formal, nonformal and informal learning. Schools must change the stereotype of asymmetric learning: professor-student, where the former is the owner of knowledge, and the student a subject limited to receive information that must learn.
CHIP Project proposes to create in the last two years of high school curricula, an interactive subject “Science and Research: Scientific Thinking: a better way to take decisions”. This subject will consist of three modules: Scientific Thinking, The Ladder of Knowledge and Making a Project. The issue of this subject is to share with civil society the way a research faces an investigation from the birth of an observation to the building of the project. Once they have embedded the Scientific Thinking in their knowledge, a trip will be developed: The Knowledge Ladder provide people all tools needed to make a project by themselves about healthy lifestyle (with a focus on avoiding fake news).