Questions from Mentoring partners

October 23, 2013

At our last SiS Catalyst and EUCUNET joint Conference in Lodz, Mentoring Associates had a questions to ask the rest of SiS Catalyst Consortium and other MAs:

"speed dating circle" type of activity

Here is a list of those questions:

  • Association Paris Montagne & Society for Out of Frame Education:

How to extend our mutual thinking about each other's local context and scale to a global perspective?

  • ConSol & Eco-ethics International Union, Ethiopia:

How can we continue to collaborate sustainably?
How to  measure outcomes of development projects, especially when they are focused on personal development?

  • Foundation of Malopolski University for Children& Youth and Children's University of Greece:

What change do we make?
What do we understand by “the intercultural dialogue”?

  • PH International, Macedonia & ECHO:

Since we're both now exploring the concept of Children's Universities and putting this into practice, we're very curious to know:
What kind of activities have been the most successful?
We are currently developing activities for youngsters and want to know:
What topics or workshops have had great response?
Erdogan (from Cocukistanbul) and Enrico (from SISSA Medialab)

  • ZOOM Kindermuseum & Cocukistanbul Informel Egitim:

The MA partnership was very fruitful and has led to new projects!
Is a continuation after April 2014 intended?
We already have many new project-ideas...

  • Kid’s Tech University Virginia & SISSA Medialab:

Which schemes are used to achieve sustainability?

  • McMaster Children and Youth University & Children’s University of Tubingen:

Why is the successful example of McMaster Children‘s University not spread throughout Canada?
How could this be changed?

  • Kinderuni Wien & University of Copenhagen:

What are the next steps to be taken to include some elements of what we’ve learnt from each other into the project agenda of our own organization?

  • Joensuu Science Society & University of Innsbruck:

How could communication in SiS Catalyst - Mentoring Partnerships be improved?

  • University of Liverpool & Children’s University of Lodz:

How do we evaluate the impact of what we do?

  • Department of Roma Studies, University of Pecs & Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb:

Is putting the emphasis on 'passing the heritage' making it more difficult for kids to join the 'dominant culture' education system?

  • Centre for Talented Youth Ireland & Anstosse Geben, Munich:

How can you encourage students to be socially aware, motivated and engaged in such a way as to use their skills in educating others?

  • Children’s University EAFIT, Columbia & ACUP, Barcelona:

In Latin America, we are weak concerning networking and making alliances. Still we compete more than collaborate…
So, how to build stronger networks for science and education including public and private sectors?
How to reach more continuity/sustainability in the actions for science and education?

  • Children’s University of Ankara & Modern Sciences and Art University, Cairo:

Who should be the stakeholders of a nation-wide Children’s University both in the mean of national and local bodies and what should be their roles?

Plenary session - Rapporteurs and WP leaders are about to summarise the discussions that happened throughout the day

Please do comment on this post and/or contact Blaise if you wish to provide an answer to any of the questions above.

 Thanks you all for your participation to the MAs day on Wednesday 23rd and for attending the Conference.

If you have any comments, thoughts, photos you would like to share, etc. please do not hesitate to publish a post on the MAs blog or contact Blaise.



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