EXPEKT - Photonics Explorer - Developing a photonics educational kit for Europe's secondary schools.

Project Details


EXPEKT aims to achieve a lasting, positive impact on the way photonics is taught in Europe's secondary schools. Teaming up experts in photonics, scientists in pedagogy, specialists in gender-sensitive science teaching and experienced teachers from 10 European countries, EXPEKT will develop an intra-curricula photonics educational kit for secondary schools, namely the 'Photonics Explorer'. This kit will be designed to excite, engage and educate pupils about working with light and showcase prospective photonics careers. It will contain class-sets of industry sponsored components for hands-on experiments along with a comprehensive didactic framework and a multimedia collection. The material will be designed to be easily integrated into the existing teaching syllabus. It will thus help teachers to reach their educational targets set by national curricula in a way that is more engaging and appealing for students.
Effective start/end date1/03/1031/08/12


  • Holography
  • Non-Linear Optics
  • Photonics
  • Optival Instrumentation
  • Optical Computing
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Optical Switches And Modulators
  • Optical Fibre Sensors
  • Optical Measurements
  • Optical Materials
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Vcsels
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Micro-Optics
  • Opto-Electronic Devices
  • Plastic Photonics

Flemish discipline codes

  • Physical sciences
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Electrical and electronic engineering