SHARED RESOURCES TOPIC 1 SHARED RESOURCES TOPIC 1

TOPIC 1: INQUIRY BASED SCIENCE EDUCATION

Reports:

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:

PROFILES http://www.profiles-project.eu/

SAILS http://www.sails-project.eu/portal

PATHWAY http://www.pathway-project.eu/

PRIMAS http://www.primas-project.eu/en/index.do;jsessionid=5F739C5536D8C5B3FA1EC3C17046DC85

FIBONACCI http://www.fibonacci-project.eu/

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

WIKI: IBL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquiry-based_learning

BLOG: Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/curious-homework-inquiry-project-students-parents-suzie-boss

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?

EDUTOPIA http://www.edutopia.org/blog/help-students-become-better-questioners-warren-berger

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?

Esera http://www.esera.org/media/ebook/strand2/ebook-esera2011_ARIZA-02.pdf

NQUIRE  http://nquire.open.ac.uk/home

PARRISE  http://www.parrise.eu/

ASSISTME http://assistme.ku.dk/

POLLEN http://www.pollen-europa.net/

SciencEduc http://scienceduc.cienciaviva.pt/home/

AmgenTeach http://www.amgenteach.eu/register

ITEMS http://itemspro.net/

EU-HOU http://www.euhou.net/

Establish http://establish.atit.be/

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/

SINUS transfer http://www.sinus-transfer.de/- http://www.sinus-transfer.eu/- http://sinus.uni-bayreuth.de/math/ISB_SINUS_Bavaria.pdf - http://www.sinus-international.net/

FIBONACCI http://fibonacci.uni-bayreuth.de/resources/resources-for-implementing-inquiry.html

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)

Researchers’ Nights:

Lithuania:       http://xn--tyrjnaktis-tmb91i.lt/#home

Serbia:            http://nocistrazivaca.rs/

Slovakia:         http://www.nocvyskumnikov.sk/

Estonia:           http://www.xn--teadlaste-87aa.ee/