The Scholar@School project is an initiative of the staff of the KU Leuven BA and MA programmes in languages and literatures. In this project, linguists and literary scholars (professors, postdocs and PhD students) go and talk about their research in secondary school classrooms across Flanders.
Language study at secondary school level tends to focus almost exclusively on learning language skills, rather than studying linguistic structures or literary texts. The primary aim of the project is therefore to acquaint secondary school pupils with research in the fields of linguistics and literary studies. In the linguistics sessions that are offered, for instance, pupils learn that linguistics is so much more than grammar rules, and comes in all shapes and sizes. They see how vectors can be used to visualize semantic change, they use eye trackers to find out how these can be used to study interaction, they compete with a computer in trying to analyze Old Greek … Secondary school teachers who wish to book such a session simply sign up on the website. They are only required to pay transportation expenses; the session itself is free of charge.
Additional Information on the project can be found here.