TOPIC 1: INQUIRY BASED SCIENCE EDUCATION
Report: Inquiry learning and teaching science: http://www.aaas.org/report/inquiring-inquiry-learning-and-teaching-science
Report: Science Education. EC Europa http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/report-rocard-on-science-education_en.pdf
EC-FP7 projects promoting an IBSE approach:
Question 1: Why is Inquiry Based Education especially important when teaching STEM subjects?
What is IBSE? http://www.pathwayuk.org.uk/what-is-ibse.html
IBSE Bibliography: http://www.inquirebotany.org/it/news/ibse-bibliography-685.html
(page in Italian; translation post Italian-> English: /web/scientix-cop-02/ibse/-/message_boards/message/188933#_19_message_188933)
Molecular models for an ideal gas http://shodor.org/talks/ct-ibse/gasmodel/
Question 2: IBSE is a very flexible approach, in terms of implementation. There are plenty of different protocols and teachers’ strategies. Which is the set of activities you most employ?
Article: Ask why 5 times http://amorebeautifulquestion.com/ask-why-five-times/
Boardgame: Pandemic http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic
Question 3: The teacher’s choice of topics and activities to perform through an IBSE approach will depend regarding on a particular national context. Which of those practicalities affect to your development of activities?
Science4primary school educators http://science4primaryschooleducators.webnode.gr/ (Greek language)
Question 4: Many teachers do not have a lot of experience when teaching through an IBSE approach. Which pedagogical opportunities/professional development is needed to develop their skills?
Question 5: There is a number of EC-FP7 projects promoting an IBSE approach. If you are participating in one of them, tell us your personal experiences and what have you learned from them.
Interactive activities: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/
The racing academy http://www.racing-academy.org/
Science 4 primary school educators http://science4primaryschooleducators.webnode.gr/good-morning-mister-higgs/ (Greek Language)
Question 7: IBSE education provides a window to engage in relationships with stakeholders of formal and informal education. Have you ever engaged in such a relationship? If so, tell us your experience and the advantages and disadvantages of such partnerships.
BLOG: Todo Ciencia https://kapy83.wordpress.com/tag/todo-ciencia/ (Spanish Language)