An academy to promote inquiry-based science education

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 21 August 2013 in:
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In early July, the European Physical Society [EPS] brought together in Panormo, Greece, experts in science education for a workshop to define the framework for the development of the European Science Education Academy [ESEA].

In 2009, a meeting was held under the auspices of the EPS to discuss among stakeholders how to better coordinate activities in physics education. The participants recognised the need to work together on issues such as ensuring high-level pedagogic content and to increase teachers’ effectiveness in schools. The promotion of a…

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Inspiring Science Education: eLearning tools to promote IBSE

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 21 August 2013 in:
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The project Inspiring Science Education [ISE] – funded by the European Commission under the CIP-ICT-PSP programme – aims to encourage the use of eLearning tools for promoting inquiry-based science education [IBSE] across European schools.

Running from April 2013 until July 2016, the project brings together a multi-stakeholder partnership, including the European Physical Society [EPS], and aims to reach 10,000 teachers and 100,000 students in 5,000 primary…

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Pathway conference

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 21 August 2013 in:
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The Pathway conference will be held from 23 to 26 October 2013 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

The Pathway conference is the opportunity for science teachers from all over Europe to meet together with their peers and education experts. Workshops and plenary lectures will be organised under the theme of the inquiry-based science education [IBSE]. Workshops for teachers will be held in English as well as in German.

The conference is the closing event of the Pathway project. During 3 years, materials and resources have been…

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Train teachers in the scope of the Galileo Programme

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 July 2013 in:
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The Galileo teacher-training programme invites the scientific and education communities to join their efforts and run workshops addressed to teachers in 2014.

Science curricula in schools evolve as the forefront of knowledge is pushed forward. Therefore teachers have to meet scientists and teacher trainers to update their understanding and practices.

The Galileo teacher-training programme encourages workshops with emphasis on both knowledge and…

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The Pathway to teaching science by inquiry

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The Pathway project, financed under the 7th Framework Programme [FP7] is exploring new approaches to inquiry-based science education [IBSE]. Based on the examination of best practices in IBSE, Pathway aims to promote the effective widespread use of inquiry and problem based science teaching techniques in primary and secondary schools in Europe. Running from 2011 to the end of 2013, the project consortium – the European Physical Society included – organizes workshops and events all over Europe and develops guidelines and resources.
Amongst the Pathway tools, the ASK-Learning Design Tool [ASK-LDT] has been designed for teachers…

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